NFL Power Rankings: Wild Card Round

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Dec 28, 2014; Landover, MD, USA; Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (29) waves to fans while leaving the field after the Cowboys

SLR’s Wild Card NFL Power Rankings: 1-5

Last Week: 5. Dallas Cowboys. 5. player. 123. The Cowboys are absolutely rolling but have been better on the road than at home. That’s a trend that will have to reverse if the Cowboys are to advance past the Lions.. 12-4

The AFC has felt like it has been on a collision course between the Broncos and Patriots for some time and that holds true with the playoffs ready to start. Both teams will begin their playoff runs with a week of rest having earned byes.. 12-4. Last Week: 4. Denver Broncos. 4. player. 45

The health of Aarond Rodgers’ calf is a big concern but he gutted through in a week 17 win over the Lions that earns the Packers a week of rest on the bye as the Packers secured the NFC’s number two seed.. 12-4. Last Week: 3. Green Bay Packers. 3. player. 49

36. The NFC road goes through Seattle, although the Cowboys already have a road win over the Seahawks on their resume.. 12-4. Last Week: 2. Seattle Seahawks. 2. player

47. The regular season finale was a throwaway game for the Patriots so the loss is meaningless. This is still the team to beat entering the NFL’s second season.. 12-4. Last Week: 1. New England Patriots. 1. player

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