NFL Power Rankings, Week 14: Eagles, Chiefs losses shake up the top

It was a wilder week than usual in the NFL, particularly from the upper-echalon of our power rankings. With losses from Kansas City and Philadelphia, nothing seems quite right. We discuss.

San Francisco 49ers v Philadelphia Eagles
San Francisco 49ers v Philadelphia Eagles / Mitchell Leff/GettyImages
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25. Los Angeles Chargers (5-7)

Last Week: 21 (-4)

Brandon Staley is still employed. The Chargers would have lost if the Bailey Zappe-led Patriots could have managed one measly touchdown. This team is a dumpster fire. The most talented dumpster fire in the history of the NFL.

26. Arizona Cardinals (3-10)

Last Week: 29 (+3)

The Cardinals get another win! Arizona beat the Steelers in commanding fashion and that is something that they should be celebrating. If Arizona spends big on defensive stars this offseason, they could become an average team. If they spend big on defensive stars and nab some talented offensive linemen in the draft, they could be a good football team.

27. Chicago Bears (4-8)

Last Week: 26 (-1)

(BYE WEEK)

28. New York Jets (4-8)

Last Week: 27 (-1)

The Jets are so bad that I'm not convinced that Aaron Rodgers in his prime could lead them out of this mess. With all of that in mind, the Jets appear set to go back to Zach Wilson next week after Tim Boyle played like... Well, what we expected from Tim Boyle.

29. Tennessee Titans (4-8)

Last Week: 28 (-1)

The rumors are that Mike Vrabel is safe, which is the right call, but have you seen this team? What is there to get excited about? Jeffery Simmons? DeAndre Hopkins? I legitimately don't know. If the Titans did a hard reset this offseason, it would be a very smart decision.

30. New York Giants (4-8)

Last Week: 30 (-)

(BYE WEEK) (THANK GOD I DIDN'T HAVE TO WATCH)

31. New England Patriots (2-10)

Last Week: 31 (-)

These last two teams are on their own level of awful. Somehow the Patriots couldn't manage a single point against the Chargers. The Chargers have been uniquely awful on defense and the Patriots couldn't even manage a field goal. YIKES. Bill Belichick would be wise to sign a letter of resignation.

32. Carolina Panthers (1-11)

Last Week: 32 (-)

Frank Reich is out, but the Panthers did not have a bounce-back game, although it was close. I think that the Panthers and Patriots need to play each other to prove, once and for all, which franchise is the most miserable.

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