Power Rankings By The Numbers Week 17

Week 17 is finally upon us and your San Francisco 49ers already know they are in the playoffs. The 49ers could be as high as the 1 seed with home field advantage or as low as the 6 seed.

The 49ers continue their late climb in our power rankings and find themselves at 4th. Just 2 weeks ago they were sitting 11th with their playoff hopes still in the air.

Rank Last Wk Team Off YPG Def YPG Points scored Points Allowed Turnover Dif Yards Per play Net points TOP Total
1 1 Seattle Seahawks 14 1 8 2 1 8 2 15 51
2 2 New Orleans Saints 5 4 13 5 16 6 8 3 60
3 3 Cincinnati Bengals 10 5 7 6 12 16 6 2 64
4 8 San Francisco 49ers 24 3 10 3 6 17 3 12 78
5 7 Denver Broncos 1 22 1 22 16 2 1 17 82
6 5 Carolina Panthers 25 2 19 1 3 24 5 5 84
7 4 Kansas City Chiefs 20 23 6 4 2 19 4 11 89
8 6 San Diego Chargers 6 24 14 11 18 4 11 1 89
9 10 New England Patriots 7 25 5 10 6 14 7 17 91
10 13 Philadelphia Eagles 2 30 2 16 6 1 9 32 98
11 9 Detroit Lions 3 16 11 17 29 7 13 4 100
12 12 Arizona Cardinals 21 6 16 7 14 20 9 10 103
13 11 Chicago Bears 8 29 3 30 11 3 21 7 112
14 16 Indianapolis Colts 17 19 15 12 4 15 12 23 117
15 14 Green Bay Packers 4 26 9 24 18 5 19 14 119
16 15 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 14 16 18 21 18 16 9 128
17 17 Dallas Cowboys 22 32 3 25 6 9 14 26 137
18 21 St. Louis Rams 26 17 20 13 6 22 15 24 143
19 20 Tennessee Titans 19 15 18 19 18 21 20 19 149
20 24 Washington Redskins 9 21 22 31 24 10 30 8 155
21 18 Baltimore Ravens 29 9 26 9 23 30 18 13 157
22 28 Buffalo Bills 23 8 23 15 12 29 22 27 159
23 19 Miami Dolphins 28 20 24 8 14 27 17 28 166
24 22 Houston Texans 11 7 31 26 31 23 31 6 166
25 23 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 32 13 29 14 4 32 23 22 169
26 26 Oakland Raiders 18 18 25 27 25 12 29 16 170
27 29 Atlanta Falcons 12 28 21 29 25 11 25 20 171
28 27 Cleveland Browns 15 10 27 23 25 25 24 29 178
29 25 Minnesota Vikings 13 31 12 32 28 13 26 30 185
30 31 New York Jets 27 11 30 21 31 28 28 20 196
31 30 New York Giants 30 12 28 20 30 26 27 25 198
32 32 Jacksonville Jaguars 31 27 32 27 21 31 32 31 232

 

The 49ers jump up 4 spots was one of the biggest movers this last week right behind Buffalo moving up 6. The 49ers jump up 7 spots in the last 2 weeks in the biggest move of any team and they are the hottest team heading into the postseason. As for life after week 17, many teams are still fighting for their spot and only a few control their own destiny.

Every division is yet to be decided in the NFC. The Eagles and Cowboys play for the division title much like the Packers and Bears. The big storylines in both games will be who is playing quarterback. Kyle Orton will be starting for the Cowboys while Aaron Rodgers makes his long awaited return. If our rankings hold true the Eagles and Bears will win the 2 games. It should be noted Green Bay was 5th when Rodgers went out with a broken collarbone.

As for the AFC every division is decided and the 5th seed belongs to Kansas City. The 6th seed could go to Miami, Baltimore, San Diego, or even Pittsburgh. The Dolphins have the most likely way in if they can beat the Jets and have either the Ravens lose or the Chargers win. The Chargers are ranked the highest of these 4 teams.

Almost every game has some sort of playoff implication on either seeding or who even gets in. So sit back and enjoy the last week of the  regular season.

 

Topics: NFL, NFL Playoffs, NFL Power Rankings, San Francisco 49ers

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