NFL Power Rankings Week 17


Santa brought some teams a bag of presents and others lumps of coal over the holiday weekend. The Tennessee Titans and Oakland Raiders had a terrible Christmas Eve with the loss of their franchise quarterbacks. Within hours of each other, Marcus Mariota and Derek Carr both suffered fractured fibulas. The Raiders will carry on into the playoffs under Matt McGloin while the Titans playoff dreams came to a close. The Patriots held serve as the best team in the AFC with a dominant victory over the Jets. Meanwhile, the Seahawks may have cost themselves a first round bye with their narrow loss to the Cardinals. With Seattle's loss, Atlanta steps into the two seed in the NFC and can secure a first round bye with a win over the Saints in Week 17. The Packers and Dolphins remain two of the hottest teams in the league and continued their winning ways in Week 16. They will be far from Christmas presents to their postseason opponents. All this points to an exciting close to the season next week with plenty of playoff spots up for grabs. Click the arrow on the right side of the above image to see Heavy's latest NFL power rankings. (Getty)


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