Week 14 in the NFL was one for the books as Brock Purdy's rise to stardom and the Lions hard-nosed play take the front page.
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NFL Power Rankings: Mr. Irrelevant Takes the Spotlight, as Lions Keep Climbing


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Week 14 had six teams on their bye weeks, but we still were treated to an exciting weekend of football that was kicked off by the redemption story that is Baker Mayfield. Then we saw the Eagles secure the first playoff berth of 2022. We saw the Detroit Lions and the Jacksonville Jaguars take down their division-leading rivals. The Bills, Bengals and Chiefs picked up division wins against pesky opponents. Mr. Irrelevant ran the GOAT out of the Bay Area. And Justin Herbert proved to the doubters that he is, in fact, better than Tua. Division leaders went 5-3 this weekend, giving us a pretty good idea of the top four seeds in each conference. But there is still plenty left to be played out as we enter the final four weeks of the 2022-23 NFL season. So, for now, let's look at our updated NFL Power Rankings.

1. Philadelphia Eagles (12-1)

Philadelphia Eagles fans hold a sign from the stands during the game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium

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From the run game to the pass game, the Eagles took it to the Giants on Sunday and became the first team to clinch a playoff berth.

2. Buffalo Bills (10-3)

The Bills got a huge divisional win Sunday and the Dolphins lost as well, so things are looking good for another AFC East title.

3. Cincinnati Bengals (9-4)

In a very balanced game on paper, the Bengals seemed in control the entire game during their win over the Browns and kept on pace with the Ravens for the AFC North crown.

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4. Kansas City Chiefs (10-3)

The score was close, but the game was not, as the Chiefs jumped out to a 27-0 lead against the Broncos. With one more win, the Chiefs will clinch the AFC West.

5. San Francisco 49ers (9-4)

Brock Purdy #13 of the San Francisco 49ers signals as he celebrates during an NFL football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Levi's Stadium

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Brock Purdy is far from irrelevant as he balled out on Sunday against the Buccaneers and a quarterback who has been playing for about as long as Brock's been alive.

6. Dallas Cowboys (10-3)

Even though they won, the Cowboys should be embarrassed by the outcome of their game againist the last-place Texans.

7. Baltimore Ravens (9-4)

The Ravens had to bring in QB3 to close out their game versus the Steelers, but it was the defense and the return of J.K. Dobbins that led them to victory.

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8. Minnesota Vikings (10-3)

The Vikings are 10-3 and have a -3 point differential, meaning their offense is pretty good, but their defense -- not so much.

9. Washington Commanders (7-5-1)

It was a bye week for the Commanders, but their division rival and fellow wild card foe -- the Giants -- lost on Sunday, making this weekend's head-to-head showdown even more meaningful.

10. Los Angeles Chargers (7-6)

Justin Herbert #10 of the Los Angeles Chargers passes during a 23-17 win over the Miami Dolphins at SoFi Stadium

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Justin Herbert finally had all of his favorite targets out there on Sunday Night Football as he and the Chargers picked up a huge win.

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11. Miami Dolphins (8-5)

Do not let the big-play stats fool you -- Tua Tagovailoa has not looked good the last two games, and his accuracy is the main cause of concern.

12. Tennessee Titans (7-6)

The Titans stumbled out of the gates and then went on a nice win streak, but they are starting to tear apart at the seams as we enter the final quarter of the season.

13. New York Giants (7-5-1)

The Giants started 6-1 and have won just one game since. This weekend's game against the Commanders could be the deciding factor on whether they make the playoffs.

14. New York Jets (7-6)

The Jets kept themselves in striking distance but, more importantly, I know they do not like Zach Wilson. But how about protecting his replacement?

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15. Detroit Lions (6-7)

Jameson Williams #9 of the Detroit Lions celebrates a touchdown during the first quarter of the game against the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field

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The Lions are playing GREAT football and are within striking distance of a playoff spot. Can their Cinderella season continue?

16. New England Patriots (7-6)

The run game looked pretty good this week, Mac.

17. Seattle Seahawks (7-6)

Seattle suffered a double whammy Sunday, losing to the Panthers while the 49ers picked up a win -- decreasing their odds of a division title.

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18. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-7)

Tampa is going to make the playoffs because their division is that weak. And unless their offense improves, it will be a wild card exit for Tom and the gang.

19. Green Bay Packers (5-8)

Not a lot of hope left for the Packers, as they will need to win their final four games and have some help along the way to make the playoffs.

20. Pittsburgh Steelers (5-8)

Head coach Mike Tomlin looks on during the national football league game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers

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Mitch Trubisky looked really bad in his relief effort as Mike Tomlin gets one game closer to his first losing season -- ever.

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21. Atlanta Falcons (5-8)

Desmond Ridder is going to start, and Falcons fans should be pretty happy.

22. Cleveland Browns (5-8)

Deshaun Watson still has A LOT of rust to shake off -- if it's actually rust we are seeing out there.

23. Las Vegas Raiders (5-8)

The Raiders collapsed on Thursday Night, and they should just wrap things up and a call it a year.

24. Jacksonville Jaguars (5-8)

The Jags keep getting impressive wins but need to maintain some consistency to have something to build on going into the offseason.

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25. Los Angeles Rams (4-9)

Baker Mayfield #17 of the Los Angeles Rams attempts a pass against the Las Vegas Raiders during the third quarter at SoFi Stadium

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Baker. Mayfield. That's it. That's all you need to know.

26. Arizona Cardinals (4-9)

To add to their woes, Kyler Murray went down with a knee injury very early in their Monday Night loss.

27. Carolina Panthers (5-8)

The Panthers have five wins and, honestly, I am in shock.

28. New Orleans Saints (4-9)

I think neither Jameis Winston nor Andy Dalton will be on this team next year.

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29. Indianapolis Colts (4-8-1)

Jeff Saturday wants to be the full-time head coach, and I am not a fan, but let's see how the season ends before we determine that.

30. Denver Broncos (3-10)

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Willie Gay (50) breaks free from a tackle attempt bny Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson (3) after intercepting a pass

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The Broncos have already secured the award for Biggest Disappointment of the 2022 NFL Season.

31. Chicago Bears (3-10)

Justin Fields appreciation post.

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32. Houston Texans (1-11-1)

What in the hell was that fourth and goal play? QB went the wrong way for the handoff/play action, then proceeded to roll out, and then a second later just tried to QB power his way in.

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