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NFL power rankings 2017: Tracking where teams are entering Week 17

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Once again, the New England Patriots sit atop of each power rankings list heading in to Week 17. At 12-3, the Tom Brady-led Patriots already clinched a first-round bye in the AFC and could secure home-field advantage with a victory against the New York Jets.

Other teams like the Los Angeles Rams, Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles, and Pittsburgh Steelers all clinched their respective divisions. All of those teams are ranked high on each list.

ESPN’s power rankings has the Patriots, Steelers, Vikings, Rams, and Eagles listed in the top five. New Orleans climbed from No. 7 to No. 6 this week, and the Baltimore Ravens finally cracked the top 10.

Like every week, SB Nation released its Hope Rankings list, and the Patriots are listed as the top team. No, this isn’t a power rankings list. Instead, this list gives you an idea of which team has the most hope heading into Week 17.

Well, the Cleveland Browns are still winless. But they clinched the No. 1 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. The Browns have been terrible this season, and you can expect them to make major changes over the offseason.

Week 17 Power Rankings Rank ESPN Yahoo! CBS Rank ESPN Yahoo! CBS 1 New England Patriots 2 Pittsburgh Steelers 3 Minnesota Vikings 4 Los Angeles Rams 5 Philadelphia Eagles 6 New Orleans Saints 7 Carolina Panthers 8 Kansas City Chiefs 9 Jacksonville Jaguars 10 Baltimore Ravens 11 Atlanta Falcons 12 Los Angeles Chargers 13 Seattle Seahawks 14 Detroit Lions 15 Buffalo Bills 16 Dallas Cowboys 17 Tennessee Titans 18 Washington 19 San Francisco 49ers 20 Oakland Raiders 21 Green Bay Packers 22 Cincinnati Bengals 23 Arizona Cardinals 24 Miami Dolphins 25 Houston Texans 26 New York Jets 27 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 28 Chicago Bears 29 Denver Broncos 30 New York Giants 31 Indianapolis Colts 32 Cleveland Browns

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