NFL Power Rankings: Cardinals rise, Packers fall in Week 17

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How do the NFL power rankings shape up entering Week 17?

We are entering the regular season finale, with multiple playoff positions up for grabs, and the seedings inside the playoffs will all be determined this week. How do the NFL power rankings shape up a week before the postseason?

It was an eventful Week 16, filled with upsets. The Carolina Panthers’ hopes of a perfect season were ended at the hands of the Atlanta Falcons inside the Georgia Dome. Yes, the same Falcons team they defeated 38-0 two weeks ago. The Pittsburgh Steelers could have seen their postseason hopes ended at the hands of the Baltimore Ravens.

Meanwhile, the New York Jets took control of their playoff hopes with an overtime victory over the New England Patriots. If they can defeat the Buffalo Bills next week, the Jets will earn a wild-card berth.

There are a number of big games coming up in Week 17. The NFC North will be decided in a showdown between the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field. The Arizona Cardinals host the Seattle Seahawks while the Carolina Panthers aim to wrap up home field advantage throughout the playoffs with victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Let’s dive into this week’s power rankings.

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