nfl power rankings

Dec 17, 2018; Charlotte, NC, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) looks to pass in the second quarter at Bank of America Stadium.
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Seth Dunlap
December 18, 2018 - 4:39 pm
The NFL season has entered the part of the season that is usually very tumultuous, with the playoff pecking order shuffling with every win and loss. This season it's been a bit different. With most of the teams holding tenuous Wild Card positions winning the past week, the playoff projections...
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Chris Miller
December 04, 2018 - 12:58 pm
After the 13-10 loss at Dallas to the Cowboys Thursday night, various sports pundits have dropped the New Orleans Saints from the number one position in their power rankings of NFL teams. The Saints had moved up to number one largely following their win over the then-undefeated Los Angeles Rams...
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Jim Hanzo
December 04, 2018 - 10:04 am
After losing last Thursday night's game against the Dallas Cowboys and ending a 10 game winning streak, the New Orleans Saints have dropped as low as 4th in the NFL power rankings. Most rankings do have the Saints dropping just one spot from number 1 to number 2, the Washington Post dropped the...
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Aug 30, 2018; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints defensive end Marcus Davenport (92) works against Los Angeles Rams offensive tackle Darrell Williams (63) during the first half of a preseason game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
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Seth Dunlap
October 30, 2018 - 7:57 pm
There aren’t any “dog days” of the NFL season. No, instead we get a November cornucopia of division grudge-matches, battles for conference supremacy, and possible Super Bowl previews. That begins this week with perhaps the game-of-the-year in the league between NFC heavyweights Los Angeles and New...
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Seth Dunlap
October 23, 2018 - 8:05 pm
If there’s such a thing as the dog days of the NFL season, we’re entering it now. Wear and tear on bodies now becomes a factor, especially for those teams who haven’t had their bye week yet. The league is also into the part of the season where a whole mess of teams is clogged up near .500, and...
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Oct 14, 2018; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon (10) runs after a catch against Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Orlando Scandrick (22) in the second half at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots defeated Kansas City 43-40.
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Seth Dunlap
October 16, 2018 - 6:55 pm
We’re entering that part of the NFL schedule where confidence in playoff predictions can being to rise. No longer are headlines about Ryan Fitzpatrick or Baker Mayfield sucking the oxygen away from objective context. No, we now see the teams we thought would be good actually begin to look like it...
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Oct 8, 2018; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) gestures against the Washington Redskins in the second half at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints won 43-19.
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Seth Dunlap
October 09, 2018 - 7:24 pm
If this season is proving anything, it's that nobody can figure out who is good besides the top four teams on our rankings. The Rams, Saints, Chiefs, and Patriots all have looked like conference contenders since before the season started. Yes, even yours truly had the Chiefs as a Mahomes-led dark...
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Seth Dunlap
May 17, 2018 - 9:37 pm
Sure, it's still nearly three months away from preseason games but it's never too early to update our NFL Power Rankings. The WWL Sports crew all weighed in with their way-too-early Top 10. Just twelve different teams received votes, showing agreement about who is at the top of the league. It's no...
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Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff (16) throws in the pocket in the second quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium.
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Seth Dunlap
October 04, 2017 - 12:37 am
There’s only one undefeated team left in the NFL, and they continue their reign atop our standings. The rest of the NFL is mostly a stew full of teams we just don’t know how good, or bad, they really are. Are the Saints a rejuvenated playoff contender? Are the runs of dominance from the Patriots...
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Sep 24, 2017; Charlotte, NC, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandon Coleman (16) blows a kiss after scoring a touchdown in the second quarter at Bank of America Stadium.
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Seth Dunlap
September 27, 2017 - 5:37 pm
The NFL has played three weeks and there are only two undefeated teams remaining. The Seahawks are 1-2, the Patriots should be, and the Steelers are a bad looking 2-1. The Chiefs are 3-0, the Jags humiliated the Ravens and are 2-1, the Rams will at least be in a tie for the NF West lead at the...
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