NFL Power Rankings: Outlook for Every Team Heading into Week 17

December 24, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The NFL schedule for Week 17 is about as good as one can expect in regards to meaningful games. Almost every game on the schedule has some playoff significance. 
As it stands, there are only three games that don't affect playoff qualification and/or seeding. That could change for the late starting games, but this should make for an exciting Sunday.
As we head to the close of the regular season, let's take a look at where each team stands and the outlook each franchise has in Week 17—and beyond, in some cases.
Here are the rankings.
1. San Francisco 49ers, 11-4
As many as three teams could feasibly hold the top spot after Week 16, but the 49ers get the nod here.
No team is playing better than the 'Niners right now. On Monday night, San Francisco closed out regular-season play at Candlestick Park with a 34-24 win over a stubborn Atlanta Falcons team. 
It was the fifth straight victory for the Niners, and though Atl...

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