NFL Power Rankings: Wild Card Round

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Dec 28, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith on the sideline against the Carolina Panthers at the Georgia Dome. The Panthers defeated the Falcons 34-3. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

SLR’s Wild Card NFL Power Rankings: 16-20

20. player. 44. “Hi, Mike? It’s Scott from the Falcons…”. 6-10. Last Week: 20. Atlanta Falcons

player. 42. Hard to see how “mutually parting ways” with Jim Harbaugh makes the 49ers any better in 2015 and beyond. Apparently a Super Bowl appearance and three consecutive NFC Championship Game appearances have covered over the memory of what 49ers football was like for nearly a decade before Harbaugh took over.. 8-8. Last Week: 18. San Francisco 49ers. 19

18. player. 10. The Texans took advantage of a weak bottom of the AFC South to post a better than expected record but they have a lot of sorting to do at the quarterback position heading into next season.. 9-7. Last Week: 17. Houston Texans

It’s easy to mock the NFC South and their sub-.500 division champions but the Panthers are playing good ball of late and will be favored in their Wild Card meeting with the Cardinals.. 7-8-1. Last Week: 19. Carolina Panthers. 17. player. 87

59. Plenty of teams have lingering questions about young quarterbacks but the Dolphins should feel good about what Ryan Tannehill did this season. That’s good news heading into next season despite just a .500 record in 2014.. 8-8. Last Week: 14. Miami Dolphins. 16. player

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