NFL Power Rankings Week 17: Eagles, Bears, Playoff-Bound, Packers or Colts Next?

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NFL Power Rankings Week 17: Eagles, Bears, Playoff-Bound, Packers or Colts Next?
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The NFL playoff picture looks a bit clearer after the Week 16 slate of games. We now know that the Tennessee Titans, San Francisco 49ers, San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders won't be making an appearance in the postseason.

The Bears, Eagles and Falcons are all playoff locks in the NFC, joining the Patriots, Jets, Steelers, Ravens and Chiefs in the AFC.

The only divisions still up for grabs are the NFC West and the AFC South.

In a surprise move, NBC flexed the St. Louis Rams-Seattle Seahawks potential disaster to Sunday Night Football. I applaud the move because it's the only game where both teams are competing for the division crown. On the other hand, with two unpredictable teams, as the Rams and Seahawks are, four quarters of quality football is no guarantee. 

The only other games where both teams face playoff implications are Chicago vs. Green Bay and Tampa Bay vs. New Orleans. 

It will be interesting to see how the early game results will affect the game plan of the playoff hopefuls in the late games. 

Nonetheless, it's been a fantastic NFL season, one that's been completely and utterly unpredictable.

And now what you've all been waiting for: the greatest Week 17 Power Rankings in the history of the world. #YeahISaidIt

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