NFL POWER RANKINGS: Where Every Team Stands Going Into The Playoffs

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Our final NFL power rankings of the season look remarkably familiar.

The Seattle Seahawks are on top, like they have been for most the year, with a few perennial contenders lurking.

On the other end of things, some once-promising 2014 teams (Titans, Bears, Falcons) ended up in the NFL’s bottom tier.

1. Seattle Seahawks (previously: 1st)

Record: 12-4

Week 17 result: 20-6 win over St. Louis

One thing to know: This is the clear favourite to win the Super Bowl. They're 17-2 at home in the last two seasons, and they have homefield advantage throughout the playoffs.

2. New England Patriots (previously: 2nd)

Record: 12-4

Week 17 result: 17-9 loss to Buffalo

One thing to know: Tom Brady's latest contract reconstruction makes it easier for the team to cut him, which probably doesn't mean much.

3. Green Bay Packers (previously: 3rd)

Record: 12-4

Week 17 result: 30-20 win over Detroit

One thing to know: In all likelihood they will have to beat Seattle on the road to make the Super Bowl. They were just 4-4 on the road this year.

4. Denver Broncos (previously: 4th)

Record: 12-4

Week 17 result: 47-14 win over Oakland

One thing to know: Peyton Manning had three touchdowns and six interceptions in December.

5. Dallas Cowboys (previously: 5th)

Record: 12-4

Week 17 result: 44-17 win over Washington

One thing to know: Despite the experience on this team, only 10 guys on the roster have played in a playoff game.

6. Pittsburgh Steelers (previously: 8th)

Record: 11-5

Week 17 result: 27-17 win over Cincinnati

One thing to know: It looks like Le'Veon Bell won't play against the Ravens, but it's not official.

7. Detroit Lions (previously: 7th)

Record: 11-5

Week 17 result: 30-20 loss to Green Bay

One thing to know: The Ndamukong Suh suspension is massive. With Nick Fairley also out, he was Detroit's best hope for disrupting Dallas' league-best running game.

8. Cincinnati Bengals (previously: 6th)

Record: 10-5-1

Week 17 result: 27-17 loss to Pittsburgh

One thing to know: Poor big-game performances have always plagued Andy Dalton. A win against Indianapolis would give him a much better chance of fulfilling that massive contract.

9. Indianapolis Colts (previously: 9th)

Record: 11-5

Week 17 result: 27-10 win over Tennessee

One thing to know: It's a hard team to figure out. The Colts clinched a playoff spot so early that Andrew Luck basically shut it down after Week 15.

10. Baltimore Ravens (previously: 12th)

Record: 10-6

Week 17 result: 20-10 win over Cleveland

One thing to know: Haloti Ngata is back from a four-game PED suspension. But the secondary, which has been ravaged by injuries this season, is the real worry.

11. Kansas City Chiefs (previously: 14th)

Record: 9-7

Week 17 result: 19-7 win over San Diego

One thing to know: Their wide receivers didn't catch a touchdown pass all year. That's the best NFL stat of 2014.

12. Philadelphia Eagles (previously: 13th)

Record: 10-6

Week 17 result: 34-26 win over New York Giants

One thing to know: Nick Foles expects to be the starter in 2015.

13. Arizona Cardinals (previously: 10th)

Record: 11-5

Week 17 result: 20-17 loss to San Francisco

One thing to know: The quarterback situation is the worst of any playoff team. They're down to third-stringer Ryan Lindley.

14. San Diego Chargers (previously: 11th)

Record: 9-7

Week 17 result: 19-7 loss to Kansas City

One thing to know: Losing to Chase Daniel is a rough way to miss out on the playoffs.

15. Houston Texans (previously: 15th)

Record: 9-7

Week 17 result: 23-17 win over Jacksonville

One thing to know: J.J. Watt is going to come as close as a defensive player from a non-playoff team can come to winning the MVP.

16. Buffalo Bills (previously: 17th)

Record: 9-7

Week 17 result: 17-9 win over Patriots

One thing to know: Kyle Orton retired in glorious Kyle Orton fashion.

17. San Francisco 49ers (previously: 20th)

Record: 8-8

Week 17 result: 20-17 win over Arizona

One thing to know: Getting rid of Jim Harbaugh for non-football reasons is a massive gamble.

18. Minnesota Vikings (previously: 21st)

Record: 7-9

Week 17 result: 13-9 win over Chicago

One thing to know: Teddy Bridgewater had a pretty incredible December.

19. Miami Dolphins (previously: 16th)

Record: 8-8

Week 17 result: 37-24 loss to New York Jets

One thing to know: Mike Wallace's strange press conference sums up how weird Miami's season got in the last month or so.

20. Carolina Panthers (previously: 22nd)

Record: 7-8-1

Week 17 result: 34-3 win over Atlanta

One thing to know: They won the second-worst division in NFL history.

21. New York Giants (previously: 18th)

Record: 6-10

Week 17 result: 34-26 loss to Philadelphia

One thing to know: Owner John Mara called the season an 'embarrassment,' but it sounds like Tom Coughlin is going to keep his job.

22. St. Louis Rams (previously: 19th)

Record: 6-10

Week 17 result: 20-6 loss to Seattle

One thing to know: A lot of people had this as a sleeper team before the season. The defence came alive in December, but the quarterback position is still a huge question mark.

23. New Orleans Saints (previously: 29th)

Record: 7-9

Week 17 result: 23-20 win over Tampa Bay

One thing to know: After the defence regressed this year, Rob Ryan's job may be in jeopardy.

24. Cleveland Browns (previously: 24th)

Record: 7-9

Week 17 result: 20-10 loss to Baltimore

One thing to know: Johnny Manziel's season ended as badly as it could have.

25. Atlanta Falcons (previously: 23rd)

Record: 6-10

Week 17 result: 34-3 loss to Carolina

One thing to know: Coach Mike Smith is out after two-straight disastrous seasons.

26. Oakland Raiders (previously: 25th)

Record: 3-13

Week 17 result: 47-14 loss to Denver

One thing to know: They actually offered Jim Harbaugh more money than Michigan did.

27. New York Jets (previously: 31st)

Record: 4-12

Week 17 result: 37-24 win over Miami

One thing to know: Rex Ryan is out. The Jets have all sorts of cap room, but not much else.

28. Washington Redskins (previously: 26th)

Record: 4-12

Week 17 result: 44-17 loss to Dallas

One thing to know: Kirk Cousins may or may not want to be traded.

29. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (previously: 28th)

Record: 2-14

Week 17 result: 23-20 loss to New Orleans

One thing to know: They lost four games by a field goal or less this year.

30. Chicago Bears (previously: 30th)

Record: 5-11

Week 17 result: 13-9 loss to Minnesota

One thing to know: Less than a year after giving Jay Cutler a huge contract, GM Phil Emery is out.

31. Jacksonville Jaguars (previously: 27th)

Record: 3-13

Week 17 result: 23-17 loss to Houston

One thing to know: They fired their offensive coordinator after Blake Bortles' rough rookie year.

32. Tennessee Titans (previously: 32nd)

Record: 2-14

Week 17 result: 27-10 loss to Indianapolis

One thing to know: The worst part: They're probably going to miss out on Marcus Mariota because they got the No. 2 pick instead of the No. 1 pick.

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