NFL Power Rankings Week 17

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Dec 21, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; Atlanta Falcons defensive end

Osi Umenyiora

(50) celebrates following a interception by cornerback

Robert McClain

(not pictured) during the fourth quarter against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Falcons won 30-14. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

SLR’s Week 17 NFL Power Rankings: 16-20

The Falcons reward for a poor season is the chance to host the de facto NFC South championship game.. 6-9. Last Week: 21. Atlanta Falcons. 20. player. 44

87. Like the Falcons, a lot of frustration can go away with a division title and a playoff appearance.. 6-8-1. Last Week: 19. Carolina Panthers. 19. player

Jim Harbaugh might be coaching at the University of Michigan next year but if he stays in the NFL, it clearly won’t be with the 49ers.. 7-8. Last Week: 17. San Francisco 49ers. 18. player. 42

Houston Texans. 17. player. 10. Texans fans will be rooting for the Browns and Chiefs in week 17. If those two win and the Texans take care of business against the Jaguars and the Texans are in the playoffs.. 8-7. Last Week: 18

16. Eliminated from the playoffs but one of the AFC’s best defenses made the Bills a tough matchup.. 8-7. Last Week: 14. Buffalo Bills. 16. player

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