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Week 17: Top teams hold onto spots; Lions make a move

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The Green Bay Packers no longer have an unblemished record, but they're perfect in the Power Poll. After one week, the Packers have returned to the unanimous pick as No. 1. An easy win over the Chicago Bears on Sunday night might not have given back the team's air of inviniciblitity, but it quelled any questions of whether the Packers are the league's top team.

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And it appears this could be a wire-to-wire effort for the Pack, which started the season at No. 1 and has not been dethroned.

The New Orleans Saints ride close behind the Packers again, this time establishing themselves as the consensus No. 2 team. The Patriots were No. 3 almost across the board, but a lone holdout had the San Francisco 49ers instead. The order of the top six teams remained unchanged.

Other notable developments from Week 16:

» Making a jump to No. 9, the Cincinnati Bengals are the highest-ranked team yet to clinch a playoff spot.

» With their second win of the season, the Indianapolis Colts are out of the cellar. The St. Louis Rams take over the bottom spot with seven of nine last-place votes.


 

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
14-1
9
-
288
2
2
New Orleans Saints
12-3
-
-
279
3
3
New England Patriots
12-3
-
-
268
4
4
San Francisco 49ers
12-3
-
-
260
5
5
Baltimore Ravens
11-4
-
-
251
6
6
Pittsburgh Steelers
11-4
-
-
247
7
9
Detroit Lions
10-5
-
-
228
8
7
Atlanta Falcons
9-6
-
-
216
9
12
Cincinnati Bengals
9-6
-
-
214
10
8
Houston Texans
10-5
-
-
208
11
13
New York Giants
8-7
-
-
207
12
10
Dallas Cowboys
8-7
-
-
182
13
11
Denver Broncos
8-7
-
-
176
14
17
Philadelphia Eagles
7-8
-
-
164
15
19
Oakland Raiders
8-7
-
-
161
16
14t
New York Jets
8-7
-
-
150
17
20
Tennessee Titans
8-7
-
-
140
18
16
Seattle Seahawks
7-8
-
-
137
19
14t
San Diego Chargers
7-8
-
-
129
20
18
Arizona Cardinals
7-8
-
-
112
21
24
Carolina Panthers
6-9
-
-
108
22
22
Chicago Bears
7-8
-
-
102
23
21
Miami Dolphins
5-10
-
-
97
24
23
Kansas City Chiefs
6-9
-
-
90
25
26
Buffalo Bills
6-9
-
-
76
26
25
Washington Redskins
5-10
-
-
60
27
30
Minnesota Vikings
3-12
-
-
55
28
28
Cleveland Browns
4-11
-
-
47
29
27
Jacksonville Jaguars
4-11
-
-
45
30
29
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
4-11
-
1
24
31
32
Indianapolis Colts
2-13
-
1
20
32
31
St. Louis Rams
2-13
-
7
11


 

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