Wednesday, September 3, 2014

NFL Preview Extravaganza 2014: Power Rankings

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As a warning, the top part of these rankings is very NFC-heavy. Sort of like the Western Conference in the NBA, the NFC is loaded with great teams, and unfortunately, some of the better teams in the league wind up missing the playoffs, and/or have a record much worse than the team's actual talent would suggest. As seen in my division previews so far, and you will see again in my full preview tomorrow, some teams that I'm relatively high on will end up with lower win totals than you would expect based on their rankings. It is for that reason that I chose not to write down the team records in this article, so that all of these teams can be judged in a vacuum.

All of the rankings are based on how the team will look by the end of the year, and the beginning of the postseason. For example, the 49ers will not be as high as I have them for the entirety of the regular season, but when they get NaVorro Bowman and Aldon Smith back and performing at a high level, they'll be a better squad.
  1. Seattle Seahawks 
  2. San Francisco 49ers 
  3. Denver Broncos 
  4. New Orleans Saints 
  5. New England Patriots
  6. Green Bay Packers 
  7. Cincinnati Bengals 
  8. Baltimore Ravens
  9. Chicago Bears 
  10. Washington Professional Football Team 
  11. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  12. Philadelphia Eagles 
  13. New York Jets 
  14. Miami Dolphins 
  15. Pittsburgh Steelers
  16. San Diego Chargers 
  17. Indianapolis Colts
  18. Atlanta Falcons 
  19. Cleveland Browns 
  20. Detroit Lions 
  21. Minnesota Vikings 
  22. Houston Texans 
  23. Arizona Cardinals
  24. New York Giants 
  25. Tennessee Titans 
  26. Kansas City Chiefs 
  27. Carolina Panthers 
  28. Dallas Cowboys 
  29. St. Louis Rams 
  30. Buffalo Bills 
  31. Jacksonville Jaguars 
  32. Oakland Raiders 
I wrote about all of these teams in my divisional previews, so for more information, go back and read all of those. 

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