NFL Power Rankings, Week 17: Chiefs, Jaguars fall farther than ever

The end is growing closer. We got a chance to appreciate another week of football in all of its unpredictable glory. Today, we take a look around the league at all 32 teams in our power rankings.

Las Vegas Raiders v Kansas City Chiefs
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17. Minnesota Vikings (7-8)

Last Week: 17 (-)

Nick Mullens seems to make a lot of mistakes. He also seems to rack up yards in a way that is unexpected from a backup quarterback. The Vikings season is probably finished, but Mullens slinging it all over the yard has been fun to watch. Jaren Hall is going to get the nod for this week's game.

18. Atlanta Falcons (7-8)

Last Week: 21 (+3)

Arthur Smith's job was reportedly safe for a large portion of the season. Now, things are not as certain as they once seemed. The Falcons won in commanding fashion over the Colts who were playing well. The Falcons are not good but they have some talent for the future. The Falcons' faithful has to hope that the talent on the roster is not wasted in the future.

19. New Orleans Saints (7-8)

Last Week: 18 (-1)

I honestly forget about the Saints. They have nothing interesting about their team other than a quarterback who plays tight end and full back. It's time to hit the 'restart' button on that franchise.

20. Pittsburgh Steelers (8-7)

Last Week: 23 (+3)

I swear. If the Steelers find a way to get another winning season, the NFL should induct Mike Tomlin into the Hall of Fame right away. This team has no business making the postseason. If the Steelers wanted to get a hefty sum, they could offer Tomlin up for trade. Of course, moving on from him would be a mistake of disastrous proportions.

21. Green Bay Packers (7-8)

Last Week: 20 (-1)

Green Bay has had its ups and downs all season. This week, they held on to beat the Panthers, but it was much closer than it should have been. It's going to be an interesting offseason in Green Bay.

22. Las Vegas Raiders (7-8)

Last Week: 22 (-)

The Raiders have been a tougher team since Antonio Pierce. This week, they knocked off the Chiefs in Kansas City. I think the Raiders have some nice building blocks for the future. Maxx Crosby might be the best defensive player in the NFL.

23. Denver Broncos (7-8)

Last Week: 14 (-9)

The Broncos are benching Russell Wilson to avoid paying him even more cash than they already owe him. Sean Payton is about to start a roster upheaval that will be very entertaining this offseason. With the incredible amount of dead cap left from Russell Wilson, the Broncos might be in trouble for a while.