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Week 15: Pack, Saints still going strong; 49ers drop from top 5

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The 13-0 Green Bay Packers are going so strong they could probably lose a game and still top the NFL.com Power Poll. (Mike McCarthy's bunch prefers not to lose, however.)

There wasn't much movement in the poll this week, with Green Bay, New Orleans and Baltimore remaining in the 1-2-3 spots. The San Francisco 49ers' upset loss in Arizona cost them two spots, as they tumbled from No. 4 to No. 6. Pittsburgh and New England flipped positions, with the Patriots now ahead of the Steelers at No. 5.

How they voted ...
Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints are holding steady at No. 2 in this week's NFL.com Power Poll. Find out where our experts rank your favorite team here ...

" Fan Rankings: Prove the experts wrong

Other notable developments from Week 14:

» New York's two NFL teams, headed for a Week 16 showdown that should have major playoff implications for both clubs, clocked in at No. 10 and No. 11, with the Jets getting the higher ranking for now.

» The surprising Denver Broncos held steady at No. 8 for the second straight week.

» The largest improvement of the week belonged to the Jacksonville Jaguars, whose 41-14 thrashing of Tampa Bay -- the team's first win under interim coach Mel Tucker -- vaulted them from No. 30 to No. 25.


 

NFL.com Power Poll

Teams ranked Nos. 1 through 32, as voted on by a panel of nine NFL.com and NFL Network experts. Total points based on 32 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 32nd-place vote.
Rank
Previous
Team
W-L
First-place votes
Last-place votes
Points
1
1
Green Bay Packers
13-0
9
-
288
2
2
New Orleans Saints
10-3
-
-
274
3
3
Baltimore Ravens
10-3
-
-
271
4
5
Pittsburgh Steelers
10-3
-
-
265
5
6
New England Patriots
10-3
-
-
247
6
4
San Francisco 49ers
10-3
-
-
240
7
7
Houston Texans
10-3
-
-
239
8
8
Denver Broncos
8-5
-
-
214
9
11t
Atlanta Falcons
8-5
-
-
210
10
9
New York Jets
8-5
-
-
206
11
13
New York Giants
7-6
-
-
200
12
15t
Detroit Lions
8-5
-
-
198
13
11t
Dallas Cowboys
7-6
-
-
174
14
10
Cincinnati Bengals
7-6
-
-
172
15
14
Tennessee Titans
7-6
-
-
153
16
17
Chicago Bears
7-6
-
-
145
17
15t
Oakland Raiders
7-6
-
-
138
18
21
San Diego Chargers
6-7
-
-
134
19t
19
Seattle Seahawks
6-7
-
-
126
19t
20
Arizona Cardinals
6-7
-
-
126
21
25
Philadelphia Eagles
5-8
-
-
125
22
18
Miami Dolphins
4-9
-
-
101
23t
23t
Buffalo Bills
5-8
-
-
79
23t
22
Carolina Panthers
4-9
-
-
79
25
30
Jacksonville Jaguars
4-9
-
-
67
26
27
Washington Redskins
4-9
-
-
64
27
23t
Kansas City Chiefs
5-8
-
-
63
28
26
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
4-9
-
-
43
29t
29
Minnesota Vikings
2-11
-
-
42
29t
28
Cleveland Browns
4-9
-
-
42
31
31
St. Louis Rams
2-11
-
-
18
32
32
Indianapolis Colts
0-13
-
9
9


 

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