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NFL power rankings 2021

The NFL season will wrap in February with a Super Bowl champion, but along the way we'll track how teams are performing through weekly NFL power rankings. There is plenty of subjectivity to NFL power rankings, but they provide a window into how we view teams in how they're performing in the moment and how they have performed over the course of the season. It allows us to consider who are the contender and who are the pretenders heading toward the NFL Playoffs

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2021 NFL power rankings heading into Week 2

We use point differential against the spread to see where the value lies in our Week 2 NFL power rankings.

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NFL power rankings countdown to training camp: Kansas City Chiefs, No. 2

The Chiefs fell short of back-to-back Super Bowl victories, but they remain the most dangerous team in the AFC.

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NFL power rankings countdown to training camp: Buffalo Bills, No. 3

The 2021 NFL training camp is just around the corner. We break down the top 32 teams. Today, we look at the TEAM who rank No. XX in our preseason power rankings.

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NFL power rankings countdown to training camp: Los Angeles Rams, No. 4

The 2021 NFL training camp is just around the corner. We break down the top 32 teams. Today, we look at the Los Angeles Rams who rank No. 4 in our preseason power rankings.

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NFL power rankings countdown to training camp: Baltimore Ravens, No. 5

The 2021 NFL training camp is just around the corner. We break down the top 32 teams. Today, we look at the Baltimore Ravens who rank No. 5 in our preseason power rankings.

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NFL power rankings countdown to training camp: San Francisco 49ers, No. 6

The 2021 NFL training camp is just around the corner. We break down the top 32 teams. Today, we look at the San Francisco 49ers who rank No. 6 in our preseason power rankings.

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NFL power rankings countdown to training camp: Cleveland Browns, No. 7

The 2021 NFL training camp is just around the corner. We break down the top 32 teams. Today, we look at the Cleveland Browns who rank No. 7 in our preseason power rankings.

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NFL power rankings countdown to training camp: Green Bay Packers, No. 8

The Packers have everything needed to compete for a Super Bowl this season, but only if they can coax Aaron Rodgers back to Green Bay.

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NFL power rankings coming out of Week 16, broken down by tier

We break down how things looking before heading into Week 17.

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NFL power rankings coming out of Week 15, broken down by tier

The top and bottom of our tiered power rankings are starting to coalesce. We break down how things looking before heading into Week 16.

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NFL power rankings coming out of Week 14, broken down by tier

The top and bottom of our tiered power rankings are starting to coalesce. We break down how things looking before heading into Week 15.

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NFL power rankings coming out of Week 13, broken down by tier

It’s the Steelers and then everybody else in our power rankings, but the top tier of "everybody else" is reeeeeeally good.

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NFL power rankings coming out of Week 12, broken down by tier

It’s the Steelers and then everybody else in our power rankings, but the top tier of "everybody else" is reeeeeeally good.

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NFL power rankings coming out of Week 11, broken down by tier

The Steelers are a cut above everybody else as long as they remain undefeated.

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Chiefs, Steelers, Seahawks top our Week 9 power rankings

We’ve got some separation at the top of our power rankings coming out of Week 8.

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The Browns hang around in our Week 8 power rankings in spite of losing Odell Beckham Jr.

The NFC East is a disaster of a division and it is reflected in power rankings heading into Week 7.

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The entire NFC East is occupying the bottom third of Week 7 power rankings

The NFC East is a disaster of a division and it is reflected in power rankings heading into Week 7.

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Raiders impress to climb in Week 6 power rankings

The Raiders stunned the Chiefs in Week 5 and are climbing our power rankings. We have a look at where everybody ranks.

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Chiefs, Seahawks lead the way in Week 5 power rankings

The NFL is a quarter of the way through the season, and we’ve got some early standouts.

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Jets, Giants are the worst by a long shot in Week 4 power rankings

The NFL has wrapped up Week 3, and the bottom is pretty ugly across the league.

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Raiders, Rams among teams climbing in Week 3 power rankings

The NFL has wrapped up Week 2, and we’ve got some unexpected teams climbing in esteem.

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Familiar faces top the Week 2 power rankings, but we’ve got some potential risers

The NFL season is underway! We take a look at the fallout from Week 1.

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NFL power rankings considering Super Bowl odds and strength of schedule

It’s NFL power rankings time! As Week 1 arrives, we’re trying something a little different than the traditional overly subjective gut rankings.