With two weeks remaining in the regular season, nearly every team's future is now clear as day, with the only question being how will their season conclude? With several teams amid their final push towards the postseason or a high first-round pick in next year's Draft, chaos is the only thing guaranteed at this time of the year. Below are our latest power rankings before entering Week 17 of this NFL season.
The Cowboys Are In The Top Three of Week 17 NFL Power Rankings
1. Green Bay Packers (12-3)
The Packers' defense produced another stellar performance on Christmas as they forced Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield into four interceptions while also sacking him five times. Another highlight from their 24-22 victory was Aaron Rodgers finally becoming the franchise's all-time leader in passing touchdowns (45).
2. Kansas City Chiefs (11-4)
Not only are the Chiefs maintaining their newfound success on defense, but they're back to clicking on all cylinders on offense via with their 39 points per game average over their last three games.
3. Dallas Cowboys (11-4)
Fewer wins are more important and impressive than a pair of dominant wins over your most competitive divisional rival. The Cowboys had led by double-digits against the Washington Football Team in seven out of eight quarters, with that lone quarter happening in their first matchup in Week 14.
4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (11-4)
As expected, the reigning Super Bowl champion let the next man step up, and they continued their path towards a championship repeat by handling the Carolina Panthers, 32-6.
5. Los Angeles Rams (11-4)
By winning their fourth consecutive game last Sunday, the Rams are now the leader in the NFC West and occupy the third seed in their conference. If anything, don't rule them out of the race for the No. 1 seed!
6. Indianapolis Colts (9-6)
The surging AFC South competitor (winners of six out of their seven past games) continues to control their postseason destiny by winning a huge primetime game on the road against the Arizona Cardinals. To punch a ticket to the playoffs, the Colts will likely have to win out and eliminate the need for help from any teams.
7. Buffalo Bills (9-6)
The Bills are back in the position many expected them to be, and that's leading the AFC East. At this point, the Bills have to maintain their lead in their division and aim to grab the AFC's third seed when the playoffs arrive.
8. New England Patriots (9-6)
While their recent seven-game winning streak, and being the AFC's No. 1 seed, might feel like a distant memory, the Patriots have the same record as their divisional rival, the Bills, who are the AFC's fourth seed. If you were to ask anyone from the Patriots what they care about most right now, it's making the playoffs by any means necessary.
9. Tennessee Titans (10-5)
The Titans showed a lot of resilience during their 20-17 comeback victory against the San Francisco 49ers last Thursday. Despite their season-long inconsistencies and injury problems, the Titans are now in contention for the first seed in the AFC as they're currently second.
10. Arizona Cardinals (10-5)
As previously mentioned in last week's rankings, the Cardinals have to figure out how quickly they can solve their recent struggles. Even with a playoff spot officially clinched, the former NFC West leader needs to right their ship before the playoffs arrive.