4th & 32 Power Rankings After Week 17

Updated: Jan 7

**Team (record) (W/L streak) (aggregate score from individual power rankings) +/- movement in rankings


1. Green Bay Packers (13-3) (W5) (4) +0


Cole Smithson: Number one seed in the league for a reason. The connection between Aaron Rodgers and Devante Adams is unquestionably one of the best in NFL history. Will this team get out of their own way come January?


2. Kansas City Chiefs (11-5) (L1) (9) +0


Cole Smithson: The offense has had flashes of its former greatness, but has lacked consistency. I want to see how their defense holds up down the stretch, but they can beat anyone with their trio of Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce


3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (12-4) (W2) (12) +1


Cole Smithson: Tom Brady is going to have to overcome a lot of missing pieces, but I'm not going to be betting against the Bucs in the playoffs


4. Los Angeles Rams (12-4) (W5) (19) +2


Cole Smithson: This team has righted the ship and won a lot of games in spite of Matthew Stafford recently. I worry they won't be able to overcome the turnovers in the playoffs, but if he can play clean they will have a shot to get to the big dance


5. Cincinatti Bengals (10-6) (W3) (23) +8


Cole Smithson: Hottest team in the league right now. Already thinking about how I'm going to tell my grandchildren about Joe Burrow and Jamar Chase. Something absolutely special is brewing in Cincinnati and their defense is tough


6. Dallas Cowboys (11-5) (L1) (25) +2


Cole Smithson: Inconsistency is the biggest problem in Dallas, but they have a star at every position group. Dak Prescott needs to overcome some recent struggles, but if their defense makes a couple of plays every game it won't matter


7. Arizona Cardinals (11-5) (W1) (27) +0


Cole Smithson: I have no idea what to expect from Kliff Kingsbury in the playoffs. Kyler Murray will always give this team a chance to compete and they have playmakers all over their defense


8. New England Patriots (10-6) (W1) (29) -5


Cole Smithson: This is a much better season than I was expecting from the Patriots, but they might have already hit their ceiling. The rushing attack and defense will keep them in playoff games though


9. Tennessee Titans (11-5) (W2) (37) +6


Cole Smithson: They are getting back on track and Derrick Henry is set to return in the playoffs. Mike Vrabel deserves a lot of credit keeping this team going while dealing with so many players missing games


10. Buffalo Bills (10-6) (W3) (37) +0


Cole Smithson: Josh Allen's struggles as a thrower have been covered up by this team figuring out their running game down the stretch. They need Allen to be clean in the playoffs if they don't want to exit early


11. Indianapolis Colts (9-7) (L1) (42) -6


Cole Smithson: The Colts have a dominant offensive line and running back. They also have Carson Wentz who I am not ready to trust yet



12. Los Angeles Chargers (9-7) (W1) (52) -1


Cole Smithson: This team is in danger of missing the playoffs because they lost to the Texans. I still like them, but don't think I've forgotten Justin



13. San Francisco 49ers (9-7) (W1) (53) -4


Cole Smithson: Trey Lance is in now and playing alright for this rookie class, but quarterback is not the position to be figuring out in January


14. Philadelphia Eagles (9-7) (W4) (58) +2


Cole Smithson: The Eagles are so much fun right now. Best rushing attack in the league and a quarterback who can do just enough with his arm. I'm glad they're in the playoffs and I think no one wants to play them right now


15. Las Vegas Raiders (9-7) (W3) (63) +7


Cole Smithson: The Raiders have bounced back from a midseason slump to have a shot at the playoffs in Week 18. As a Raiders fan I am so happy with this team win or loss. Hope has not been the theme of the season


16. Miami Dolphins (8-8) (L1) (66) L1


Cole Smithson: The seven game win streak was cute, but they didn't play anybody. The Tua evaluation is also hard to do, but I like a lot of what this team brings to the table


17. Baltimore Ravens (8-8) (L5) (68) -5


Cole Smithson: The Ravens could've flown high if their wings weren't clipped from training camp on. I'm looking forward to what a healthy team can do next season


18. Pittsburgh Steelers (8-7-1) (W1) (71) -1


Cole Smithson: Big Ben got to leave on a high note by not having a losing season yet again. TJ Watt might be better than his brother and Mike Tomlin is football Jesus


19. Cleveland Browns (7-9) (L3) (76) -1


Cole Smithson: I'm disappointed Baker Mayfield didn't get the surgery much earlier. So much talent on this team, but they were torpedoed by his play



20. New Orleans Saints (8-8) (W1) (78) +0


Cole Smithson: A team that probably would've been awesome if they had their former number one overall pick playing quarterback and not their tight end who's really good on special teams


21. Minnesota Vikings (7-9) (L2) (79) -2


Cole Smithson: The Vikings have been shot in the foot by Kirk Cousins a number of times, but never so bad as what happened this week. Shout out Justin Jefferson for keeping how mad he must be quiet publicly


22. Seattle Seahawks (6-10) (W1) (92) +3


Cole Smithson: I'm going to miss the Russell Wilson and Pete Carroll era, but all good things must come to an end


23. Atlanta Falcons (7-9) (L1) (93) +1


Cole Smithson: This team has lost a lot of the sparkle it had as a fun bad team early in the season. I will always remember the first 12 weeks of Cordarrelle Patterson



24. Chicago Bears (6-10) (W2) (97) +2


Cole Smithson: Matt Nagy is ending his Bears tenure on a positive note. I really enjoyed these late season Andy Dalton and Nick Foles performances


25. Washington Football Team (6-10) (L4) (98) -4


Cole Smithson: This team was bitten badly by the injury bug starting in Week 1 and I feel like we all have forgotten Ryan Fitzpatrick was supposed to be the guy. What would they have looked like with him at the helm?


26. Denver Broncos (7-9) (L3) (98) -3


Cole Smithson: Drew Lock makes me not like watching football sometimes. Too much talent on this roster to waste with another year of Vic Fangio


27. Houston Texans (4-12) (L1) (112) +3


Cole Smithson: Have become a watchable team recently and I'm really impressed with Davis Mills. Shout out Brandin Cooks for his 6th 1000 yard receiving season


28. Carolina Panthers (5-11) (L6) (112) -1


Cole Smithson: God can the season please end a week early for the Panthers? This team is a comedy of errors and horrendous quarterback play



29. New York Jets (4-12) (L1) (112) +2


Cole Smithson: Zach Wilson has really shown some things recently and the team rallies around their head coach Robert Salah



30. New York Giants (4-12) (L5) (120) -1


Cole Smithson: Giving the Jaguars a run for their money over most boring team. I think if they played each other the NFL might not send camera crews or a broadcast team


31. Detroit Lions (2-13-1) (L3) (122) -3


Cole Smithson: This team is out there purely for pride and have honestly become fairly fun to watch. Some pieces for the future might be showing themselves in this late season stretch


32. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-14) (L8) (128) +0



Cole Smithson: I'll say what I said last power rankings because the 50-10 loss was dreadful. I'd rather be on a fun team that loses 17 games than be on a team this boring and win two




Everyone's individual Rankings

Will Einfalt:

  1. Packers

  2. Chiefs

  3. Buccaneers

  4. Bengals

  5. Rams

  6. Patriots

  7. Cowboys

  8. Cardinals

  9. Bills

  10. Titans

  11. Colts

  12. Eagles

  13. Chargers

  14. Raiders

  15. 49ers

  16. Dolphins

  17. Saints

  18. Steelers

  19. Ravens

  20. Seahawks

  21. Browns

  22. Vikings

  23. Bears

  24. Falcons

  25. Broncos

  26. Texans

  27. Jets

  28. Football Team

  29. Panthers

  30. Lions

  31. Giants

  32. Jaguars

Mike Duane:

  1. Packers

  2. Chiefs

  3. Rams

  4. Buccaneers

  5. Cardinals

  6. Bengals

  7. Cowboys

  8. Bills

  9. Patriots

  10. Titans

  11. Colts

  12. 49ers

  13. Chargers

  14. Browns

  15. Dolphins

  16. Vikings

  17. Ravens

  18. Steelers

  19. Eagles

  20. Raiders

  21. Football Team

  22. Falcons

  23. Saints

  24. Seahawks

  25. Bears

  26. Broncos

  27. Panthers

  28. Giants

  29. Jets

  30. Texans

  31. Lions

  32. Jaguars


Ethan Seu:

  1. Packers

  2. Buccaneers

  3. Chiefs

  4. Rams

  5. Patriots

  6. Cardinals

  7. Cowboys

  8. Bengals

  9. Bills

  10. Colts

  11. Titans

  12. Eagles

  13. 49ers

  14. Chargers

  15. Raiders

  16. Ravens

  17. Dolphins

  18. Steelers

  19. Saints

  20. Vikings

  21. Browns

  22. Broncos

  23. Football Team

  24. Falcons

  25. Bears

  26. Seahawks

  27. Panthers

  28. Texans

  29. Jets

  30. Giants

  31. Lions

  32. Jaguars


Cole Smithson:

  1. Packers

  2. Chiefs

  3. Buccaneers

  4. Cowboys

  5. Bengals

  6. Titans

  7. Rams

  8. Cardinals

  9. Patriots

  10. Colts

  11. Bills

  12. Chargers

  13. 49ers

  14. Raiders

  15. Eagles

  16. Ravens

  17. Steelers

  18. Dolphins

  19. Saints

  20. Browns

  21. Vikings

  22. Seahawks

  23. Falcons

  24. Bears

  25. Broncos

  26. Football Team

  27. Jets

  28. Texans

  29. Panthers

  30. Lions

  31. Giants

  32. Jaguars



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