With the final four weeks of the regular season upon us, there's no confusing the contenders from the pretenders now in each conference. That said, the NFL playoff picture is hardly settled, especially in the NFC.
Also far from settled? These power rankings. Not only do we have a new No. 1 in Week 14, there was also quite a bit of shuffling in this week's Wildly Important NFL Power Rankings as only four teams stayed put in the rankings following Week 13 – the Rams (5), Saints (6), Titans (11) and Browns (32).
NFL POWER RANKINGS
In the matchup of the week, the Falcons fell short to the Vikings in a defensive slugfest. Minnesota not only escaped Mercedes-Benz Stadium with a 14-9 win, but also heads into this week as the No. 1 projected seed in the NFC. The Vikings' .464 strength of victory edges the Eagles' .375 in a tiebreaker. Crazy stuff, I know. They also jump to the No. 2 spot just behind the Patriots.
The Falcons, who have suffered a number of close losses this season, slip to No. 10. The Falcons are still in a good place when it comes to their postseason hopes with their final four games against NFC South opponents. They play two against the Saints, one against the Buccaneers and close out the regular season with the Panthers on Dec. 31. Be sure to also check out where the Falcons currently stand in the NFC playoff picture here (and bookmark it).
Here's how things shake out heading into Week 14: