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NFL Power Rankings: 49ers jump to No. 1

Read our NFL power rankings through Week 13, as we rank all 32 teams from best to worst.

Week 13 defeats for last February’s Super Bowl LVII adversaries have led to a shake-up of our Power Rankings, which now sees the San Francisco 49ers emerge as the strongest overall package in the NFL.

Take a look at our latest NFL power rankings following Week 13 action:

1. San Francisco 49ers (9-3)

The streakiest team in football are firing on all cylinders again after their statement win over the reigning conference champions on Sunday afternoon.

The Niners’ 42-19 victory over the Eagles was their fourth by a margin of three touchdowns or more and, having clobbered the Cowboys by an even bigger score in Week 5, no one will want to face Kyle Shanahan’s team in the postseason.

2. Baltimore Ravens (9-3)

Coming off an early December bye week, the Ravens should be rested and ready for some defining games down the stretch against the Jaguars, 49ers and Dolphins.

3. Philadelphia Eagles (10-2)

Slipping from first to third on the back of only their second loss of the season may seem a bit harsh, but the Eagles were thoroughly outplayed in all aspects of the game.

Nick Sirianni’s men cannot dwell on the performance for too long as they next face the surging Dallas Cowboys with the NFC’s number one seeding and the division title very much in play again.

So was the crushing at the hands of the Californians a blip or a sign that Philly are no longer that special?

4. Dallas Cowboys (9-3)

Three NFC teams in the top four — are these rankings meant to be taken seriously? Dallas has enjoyed a soft schedule since their Week 9 loss to the Eagles, but they have put up some gaudy offensive numbers and we know their defense is legit.

5. Kansas City Chiefs (8-4)

A couple of controversial calls, or a non-call in fact, shaped the ending of Sunday’s primetime game in which the Chiefs fell to the Green Bay Packers — a result that would have been unthinkable a couple of weeks ago. 

This Sunday’s visit from the Buffalo Bills, who are +120 on the Money Line, may be their toughest test left on the slate and one they cannot lose if they still intend to host a postseason game.

6. Detroit Lions (9-3)

The Lions roared out to a 21-0 lead against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, but their defense allowed too many chunk plays and they almost dropped to 8-4.

7. Miami Dolphins (9-3)

Question marks remain over the Dolphins after their eight wins over mediocre opponents and defeats to the Bills, Eagles and Chiefs.

They could grab the AFC’s number one seed, but they will probably need to because Miami will not be fancied to win at Arrowhead or Baltimore in the playoffs.

8. Houston Texans (7-5)

Just about the best of the four AFC teams with seven wins to their name because they have a quarterback who looks less and less like a rookie each week and a defense with the ability to make game-changing plays.

9. Jacksonville Jaguars (8-4)

With eyes on the AFC's one-seed heading into Week 13, the Jaguars' season is in the balance right now depending on the severity of Trevor Lawrence's injured ankle.

10. Los Angeles Rams (6-6)

On a three-game win streak, the Rams own the tie-breaker over the Seattle Seahawks and will only face one team with a winning record the rest of the way.

11. Buffalo Bills (6-6)

The Bills, +450 to make the playoffs, face in an uphill battle to make the postseason now that the AFC East crown looks set to slip from their heads.

12. Cleveland Browns (7-5)

With games to come against the Bears, Jets, and Bengals, Cleveland can make the playoffs but does Joe Flacco still have enough juice to win a Wild Card game?

13. Green Bay Packers (6-6)

Jordan Love is the story in Green Bay, but don’t ignore the help he’s been getting from a remoulded O-line and effervescent group of young receivers.

14. Seattle Seahawks (6-6)

Thursday’s game effort against the Cowboys showed Seattle could yet spring a surprise down the stretch, but their next two opponents are the 49ers and Eagles. Gulp!

15. Indianapolis Colts (7-5)

Credit the Colts for extending their winning streak to four without the presence of Jonathan Taylor in their backfield.

16. Denver Broncos (6-6)

Russell Wilson threw three interceptions in a costly loss to the Texans, but they still might have a better shot at the postseason than the Steelers.

17. Pittsburgh Steelers (7-5)

Pittsburgh lost quarterback Kenny Pickett and guard Isaac Seumalo to injury in Sunday’s shock loss to the Cardinals.

18. Minnesota Vikings (6-6)

Respect to the Vikings for staying relevant for this long after the injuries they have had.

19. Cincinnati Bengals (6-6)

Jake Browning had a coming out party on Monday night, leading the Bengals to a OT victory over the Jaguars. 

20. Los Angeles Chargers (5-7)

Brandon Staley's time may be running out in La La Land unless Justin Herbert takes it up a couple of notches.

21. Atlanta Falcons (6-6)

The Falcons can celebrate getting back to .500 this week, but they probably won’t face a team as inept on offense as the Jets again for years.

22. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-7)

Mike Evans continues to shine, recording his 10th straight year with 1,000 yards receiving in Sunday’s win over Carolina. They are only one win behind Atlanta in the NFC South, so hope springs eternal.

23. New Orleans Saints (5-7)

Hopes for further improvement from the Saints’ offense after Sunday’s honourable loss to the Lions will be dampened by the injury to Derek Carr.

24. Las Vegas Raiders (5-7)

Antonio Pierce deserves credit for coming in and steadying a team that were heading for all-out implosion.

25. New York Jets (4-8)

How has a team with a top-five defense reached the point of elimination so soon? Well, they have a laughably bad offense that cannot score touchdowns.

26. Washington Commanders (4-9)

Firing DC Jack Del Rio didn’t bring instant dividends as the Commnaders gave up 45 points to the Dolphins in their fourth loss in a row.

27. New York Giants (4-8)

The battle to be the least worst team in New York is well and truly on.

28. Chicago Bears (4-8)

The Bears stay undefeated in their bye week.

29. Arizona Cardinals (3-10)

That’s now two wins in four games since Kyler Murray returned.

30. Tennessee Titans (4-8)

The Titans lost four key players to injury in Sunday’s overtime loss to the Colts.

31. Carolina Panthers (1-11)

Carolina continue to do their best work for the Chicago Bears, who are set to inherit the number one draft pick in 2024 if the Panthers keep losing.

32. New England Patriots (2-10)

Yes, they have won one more game than the Panthers, but The Patriots are +200 to finish with the worst regular season record and it’s much more fun to rank Bill Belichick’s crumbling empire in last place.

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