Sky Sports' Neil Reynolds decides who tops the Power Rankings after Week 14 of the NFL season?
It was not pretty at Tampa last week but the Saints are the top seed in the NFC for a reason and they will be very tough to beat at home in the playoffs if they remain top of the pile in their conference.
There were some very un-Patriot like mistakes in crucial situations during last week's loss to Miami. This is a team with some flaws, but they live and breathe playoff success so will not be panicking yet.
This has been one of the most impressive teams in the NFL, to me. Pete Carroll has done a wonderful job with a relatively new cast of characters and his team appears playoff bound.
The Vikings are stuck in an offensive rut and will be hoping a change of coordinator will shake things up for the stretch run. That won't happen unless they find a way to overcome a porous offensive line.
The Dolphins are 29th in total offense and 29th in total defense but they are 7-6 and right in the thick of the playoff race. Big plays and a stern resiliency help Miami stay in the mix each week.
A few results went their way last week and the 5-7-1 Packers are still alive in the NFC playoff race. Being barely alive in December is a pretty low bar for such a storied franchise, though.
The defending Super Bowl champs are also still alive at 6-7 but they are a huge disappointment. There are just too many occasions this year where they get totally out-played by the opponent.
Ron Rivera's seat is warming. He has fired several assistant coaches and if he falls to New Orleans on Monday Night Football that will be six straight losses. That could signal a massive change at the top.
Beating Arizona 17-3 should not be a reason to throw a parade in Detroit and the 5-8 Lions should already be making plans to ready themselves for the 2019 campaign.
This team is certainly done and a promising season has come apart at the seams with the Redskins being totally ravaged by a host of significant injuries.
The Falcons are another team that can point to a raft of injuries destroying their season. But not all the injuries can be used as an excuse and some coaches will be shifting uncomfortably now.
There are just too many business decisions being made on the field by the Jaguars at the moment and they are not putting their bodies on the line. There is lots of talk but not a lot of substance.
If and when Josh Allen's passing skills catch up with his rushing ability, the rest of the NFL needs to look out. Allen has rushed for 335 yards in his last three games!
They are talent-deficient but I like the spirit that the 49ers play with and I still contend they are very well led by Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch. That duo will get it right when Jimmy G returns in 2019.
Arizona have looked miserable on their way to a 3-10 record and you have to seriously wonder if Steve Wilks will be one and done at head coach? It has happened before and could happen again.