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Week 17 Power Rankings: Arizona Cardinals finally top the list

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After 15 games of football, the Arizona Cardinals have finally put themselves at the top of the NFL.

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I have been writing NFL Power Rankings for Revenge of the Birds for a while now. However, after the Cards victory on Sunday afternoon, they proved they are worthy of topping the power rankings for the first time since I have been writing them.

1) Arizona Cardinals (13-2) - They sacked Aaron Rogers nine times on Sunday. They have the number one ranked offense in the NFL. They not only have won nine games in a row, but four of those teams they beat are bound for the playoffs. I see no reason that any other team should top this list.

2) Carolina Panthers (14-1) - In rivalry games, tensions run high and the Panthers came up short. However, a one loss team is still a very dangerous team with their focus on the playoffs.

3) New England Patriots (12-3) - The Coin Toss. Controversy once again surround the Pats. Yet, they are still the best in the AFC and they have a first-round bye to prove it.

4) Kansas City Chiefs (10-5) - The Chiefs have won TEN games in a row. They have crept from the very bottom to the top five and now - they are officially a playoff competitor.

5) Denver Broncos (11-4) - The Broncos have finally proved that they can play in the second half and their defense showed up when they needed to on Monday Night. Led by former Sun Devil quarterback Brock Osweiler, Denver is in the post-season and ready to play ball.

And the rest ...

6) New York Jets (10-5)

7) Cincinnati Bengals (11-4)

8) Pittsburgh Steelers (9-6)

9) Seattle Seahawks (9-6)

10) Minnesota Vikings (10-5)

11) Green Bay Packers (10-5)

12) Washington Redskins (8-7)

13) Huston Texans (8-7)

14) Atlanta Falcons (8-7)

15) Buffalo Bills (7-8)

16) Oakland Raiders (7-8)

17) St. Louis Rams (7-8)

18) Detroit Lions (6-9)

19) New Orleans Saints (6-9)

20) New York Giants (6-9)

21) Philadelphia Eagles (6-9)

22) Indianapolis Colts (7-8)

23) Chicago Bears (6-9)

24) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-9)

25) Jacksonville Jaguars (5-10)

26) Baltimore Ravens (5-10)

27) Miami Dolphins (5-10)

28) San Diego Chargers (4-11)

29) Dallas Cowboys (4-11)

30) San Francisco 49ers (4-11)

31) Cleveland Browns (4-11)

32) Tennessee Titans (3-12)