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The NFL playoffs are upon us and the teams that made it have their own unique story. Some steam-rolled their way there and a few others kind of tripped into a good position. Whatever the case may be, we are all here now, teams and fans alike.
This week’s version of the power rankings will show which team is the hottest coming in and has the best chance to win the Super Bowl.
1. Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs have a first round bye, one of the most innovative offensive coaches of all time and the best quarterback in the league. Let’s not forget they currently have the championship belt securely fastened around their waist.
2. Green Bay Packers
This might be Aaron Rodgers’ best chance to win his second Super Bowl. The league’s number one offense and a defense that can really stifle opponents give the Packers an excellent shot at the championship.
3. Buffalo Bills
The Bills enter the playoffs after obliterating their recent opposition. They’ve won six straight games, averaging 38.1 points per game while holding opponents to 18.3.
4. New Orleans Saints
The Saints have everything you need to win the championship. The health issues regarding Drew Brees and Alvin Kamara could be a big problem.
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
This is the first time in Tom Brady’s career that he’s entered the playoffs on a wild card team. Brady is 30-11 in the playoffs, holding the record for most starts and wins in the postseason.
6. Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore has won five games in a row on their way to the playoffs. Now they get a chance to avenge their loss to the Titans from last year’s playoffs.
7. Seattle Seahawks
Seattle’s defense has been better recently, but their offense has been pretty average. The last time Russell Wilson threw for over 300 yards was week nine.
8. Pittsburgh Steelers
The Steelers were the best team for most of the season and then they weren’t all of a sudden. If experience counts for anything, then they have a leg up on most of these teams.
9. Tennessee Titans
The Titans can really pour on the rushing yards with league leader Derrick Henry. Can the Titans’ defense make enough stops to keep them ahead in games?
10. Los Angeles Rams
The question for the offense is will Jared Goff be healthy enough to play or will it be John Wolford starting at quarterback? The question for opposing offenses will be how to stop Aaron Donald and the Rams’ defense.
11. Indianapolis Colts
If this is Phillip Rivers’ last dance, he’ll have his work cut out for him against Buffalo. Rivers has a record of 5-6 in his career during the playoffs, with 14 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.
12. Cleveland Browns
The Browns have a myriad of COVID concerns and head coach Kevin Stefanski is the biggest one. Can Baker Mayfield, Nick Chubb and company score enough points without their offensive play caller?
13. Chicago Bears
Mitchell Trubisky gets his chance to quiet all the naysayers this weekend. If he can lead the Bears to victory, the narrative on him will start to change.
14. Washington Football Team
Chase Young says he’s coming for Tom Brady. He will get his chance at home to put hands on any Buccaneer player that has the ball.