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2019 NFL Power Rankings: Week 14
Here at the ICT Zone, our power rankings are based on a very simple philosophy. "To be the man you gotta beat the man", if a lower ranked team beats a higher ranked team, then the two teams automatically swap spots regardless of results from prior weeks. With that we move on to week 14 of the the NFL season.
Last week, the Browns were first and this week the Steelers took the spot back. However, the big change are the Cincinnati Bengals who jump all the way to second after their first win of the season. That goes to show you anything is possible, you too can make your dreams come true.
Meanwhile at the bottom are still the New York Giants. Joined by the Lions and another New York team in the Jets a few spots above. The Panthers fired Ron Rivera but he'll find another job soon enough, he is one of the best coaches in the NFL. If your team is bad, Ron Rivera may be the answer next season.
1. Pittsburgh Steelers +16
Mike Tomlin needs more recognition.
2. Cincinnati Bengals +28
Huge celebrations deserved, no winless season for this team.
3. Baltimore Ravens
Super Bowl favorites?
4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Bucs are somehow simultaneously better and worse than 5 and 7.
5. Tennessee Titans
Oooh two games above .500.
6. Seattle Seahawks
I don't care, the Seahawks are still not Super Bowl contenders.
7. Houston Texans +2
The Houston Texans are a better team than their first round playoff exit will tell you.
8. San Francisco 49ers
Still the best team in the NFL.
9. New England Patriots -2
The Patriots got exposed for the second time in four games.
10. Kansas City Chiefs
The hype has died down around Mahomes and the Chiefs and that is great news.
11. Miami Dolphins +13
The Dolphins have no business having 3 wins, shoutout to Fitzpatrick and Brian Flores.
12. New Orleans Saints
The Saints are set for another disappointing exit.
13. Los Angeles Rams
The Rams have a lot to prove next week against the Seahawks.
14. Minnesota Vikings
The Vikings are still a very dangerous playoff team.
15. Buffalo Bills
I don't care, the Bills are still an overrated team.
16. Denver Broncos +3
Shoutout Drew Lock and the Denver Broncos.
17. Cleveland Browns -16
It may be time for a new head coach.
18. Green Bay Packers
Not sure what to make of the Packers yet.
19. Los Angeles Chargers -3
Phillip Rivers's time as an elite quarterback is over.
20. Washington +5
At least the team has 3 wins.
21. Dallas Cowboys
Jason Garett might have overstayed his welcome in Dallas by 9 years.
22. Arizona Cardinals
Not sure what the ceiling is for this team considering they are in the NFC West.
23. Indianapolis Colts
A disappointing season that started so promising despite the loss of Andrew Luck.
24. Philadelphia Eagles -13
Who gets fired? What about the roster? Tune in on the next episode of Super Bowl hangover.
25. Carolina Panthers -5
Firing Ron Rivera is a massive mistake.
26. Oakland Raiders
Gruden is still doing an underrated job with this roster.
27. Chicago Bears
The Bears may have wasted a legit Super Bowl window.
28. Jacksonville Jaguars
Gardner Minshew is back in the starting lineup, Nick Foles deserves better.
29. Atlanta Falcons
Wonder happens to the stars in the offseason.
30. New York Jets -28
The Jets are by far the most inconsistent team in the NFL.
31. Detroit Lions
This team needs an NBA style rebuild.
32. New York Giants
This is the worst team in the NFL.
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