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By The MMQB Staff
January 02, 2018

Before we get to the NFL Power Rankings Poll, a quick look at what the 12 playoff teams would be if they were selected by our panel, college football playoff-style:

AFC
1. Patriots
2. Steelers
3. Chiefs
4. Jaguars
5. Chargers
6. Bills

NFC
1. Vikings
2. Rams
3. Saints
4. Falcons
5. Panthers
6. Eagles

This week’s voters:

Andrew Brandt, Business of Football Columnist
Jacob Feldman, NFL Reporter
Gary Gramling, Senior Editor
Jonathan Jones, Staff Writer
Kalyn Kahler, Editorial Assistant
Peter King, Editor-In-Chief
Mark Mravic, Executive Editor
Jenny Vrentas, Senior Writer


1. New England Patriots (13-3)

Last Week’s Rank: 1

Points in MMQB Power Poll: 256

First-Place Votes: Everyone!

Last Week’s Result: Win vs. N.Y. Jets, 26-6


2. Minnesota Vikings (13-3)

Last Week’s Rank: 3

Points in MMQB Power Poll: 246

Highest-Place Vote: Second (6)

Lowest-Place Vote: Thurd (2)

Last Week’s Result: Win vs. Chicago, 23-10


3. Pittsburgh Steelers (13-3)

Last Week’s Rank: 2

Points in MMQB Power Poll: 239

Highest-Place Vote: Second (2)

Lowest-Place Vote: Fifth

Last Week’s Result: Win vs. Cleveland, 28-24


4. Los Angeles Rams (11-5)

Last Week’s Rank: 5

Points in MMQB Power Poll: 230

Highest-Place Vote: Third (2)

Lowest-Place Vote: Fifth (4)

Last Week’s Result: Loss vs. San Francisco, 34-13


5. New Orleans Saints (11-5)

Last Week’s Rank: 4

Points in MMQB Power Poll: 228

Highest-Place Vote: Fourth (5)

Lowest-Place Vote: Sixth

Last Week’s Result: Loss at Tampa Bay, 31-24


6. Atlanta Falcons (10-6)

Last Week’s Rank: 8

Points in MMQB Power Poll: 209

Highest-Place Vote: Sixth (4)

Lowest-Place Vote: Ninth

Last Week’s Result: Win vs. Carolina, 22-10


7. Kansas City Chiefs (10-6)

Last Week’s Rank: 10

Points in MMQB Power Poll: 207

Highest-Place Vote: Sixth (3)

Lowest-Place Vote: Ninth

Last Week’s Result: Win at Denver, 27-24


8. Carolina Panthers (11-5)

Last Week’s Rank: 6

Points in MMQB Power Poll: 195

Highest-Place Vote: Seventh (2)

Lowest-Place Vote: 10th (2)

Last Week’s Result: Loss at Atlanta, 22-10


9. Jacksonville Jaguars (10-6)

Last Week’s Rank: 9

Points in MMQB Power Poll: 192

Highest-Place Vote: Seventh

Lowest-Place Vote: 12th

Last Week’s Result: Loss at Tennessee, 15-10


10. Philadelphia Eagles (13-3)

Last Week’s Rank: 7

Points in MMQB Power Poll: 188

Highest-Place Vote: Fifth

Lowest-Place Vote: 11th (2)

Last Week’s Result: Loss vs. Dallas, 6-0


11. Los Angeles Chargers (9-7)

Last Week’s Rank: 12

Points in MMQB Power Poll: 173

Highest-Place Vote: Ninth

Lowest-Place Vote: 14th

Last Week’s Result: Win vs. Oakland, 30-10


12. Buffalo Bills (9-7)

Last Week’s Rank: 17

Points in MMQB Power Poll: 159

Highest-Place Vote: 11th

Lowest-Place Vote: 19th

Last Week’s Result: Win at Miami, 22-16


13. San Francisco 49ers (6-10)

Last Week’s Rank: 15

Points in MMQB Power Poll: 153

Highest-Place Vote: Seventh

Lowest-Place Vote: 22nd

Last Week’s Result: Win at L.A. Rams, 34-13


14. Tennessee Titans (9-7)

Last Week’s Rank: 18

Points in MMQB Power Poll: 152

Highest-Place Vote: 11th

Lowest-Place Vote: 18th (2)

Last Week’s Result: Win vs. Jacksonville, 15-10


15. Dallas Cowboys (9-7)

Last Week’s Rank: 14

Points in MMQB Power Poll: 140

Highest-Place Vote: 12th

Lowest-Place Vote: 20th

Last Week’s Result: Win at Philadelphia, 6-0


16. Seattle Seahawks (9-7)

Last Week’s Rank: 11

Points in MMQB Power Poll: 139

Highest-Place Vote: 14th

Lowest-Place Vote: 18th

Last Week’s Result: Loss vs. Arizona, 26-24


17. Detroit Lions (9-7)

Last Week’s Rank: 16

Points in MMQB Power Poll: 134

Highest-Place Vote: 14th (2)

Lowest-Place Vote: 19th

Last Week’s Result: Win vs. Green Bay, 35-11


18. Baltimore Ravens (9-7)

Last Week’s Rank: 13

Points in MMQB Power Poll: 125

Highest-Place Vote: 16th (2)

Lowest-Place Vote: 20th

Last Week’s Result: Loss vs. Cincinnati, 31-27


19. Arizona Cardinals (8-8)

Last Week’s Rank: 20

Points in MMQB Power Poll: 106

Highest-Place Vote: 15th

Lowest-Place Vote: 22nd (2)

Last Week’s Result: Win at Seattle, 26-24


20. Cincinnati Bengals (7-9)

Last Week’s Rank: 22

Points in MMQB Power Poll: 104

Highest-Place Vote: 15th

Lowest-Place Vote: 22nd (3)

Last Week’s Result: Win at Baltimore, 31-27


21. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-11)

Last Week’s Rank: 21

Points in MMQB Power Poll: 100

Highest-Place Vote: 17th

Lowest-Place Vote: 24th

Last Week’s Result: Win vs. New Orleans, 31-24


22. Washington (7-9)

Last Week’s Rank: 19

Points in MMQB Power Poll: 99

Highest-Place Vote: 17th

Lowest-Place Vote: 23rd

Last Week’s Result: Loss at N.Y. Giants, 18-10


23. Miami Dolphins (6-10)

Last Week’s Rank: 25

Points in MMQB Power Poll: 74

Highest-Place Vote: 19th

Lowest-Place Vote: 27th

Last Week’s Result: Loss vs. Buffalo, 22-16


24. Green Bay Packers (7-9)

Last Week’s Rank: 24

Points in MMQB Power Poll: 72

Highest-Place Vote: 23rd (3)

Lowest-Place Vote: 26th

Last Week’s Result: Loss at Detroit, 35-11


25. Oakland Raiders (6-10)

Last Week’s Rank: 23

Points in MMQB Power Poll: 70

Highest-Place Vote: 21st

Lowest-Place Vote: 26th (4)

Last Week’s Result: Loss at L.A. Chargers, 30-10


26. Chicago Bears (5-11)

Last Week’s Rank: 26

Points in MMQB Power Poll: 49

Highest-Place Vote: 24th

Lowest-Place Vote: 29th

Last Week’s Result: Loss at Minnesota, 23-10


27. Denver Broncos (5-11)

Last Week’s Rank: 27

Points in MMQB Power Poll: 48

Highest-Place Vote: 25th (2)

Lowest-Place Vote: 29th

Last Week’s Result: Loss vs. Kansas City, 27-24


28. New York Jets (5-11)

Last Week’s Rank: 29

Points in MMQB Power Poll: 44

Highest-Place Vote: 24th (2)

Lowest-Place Vote: 31st (2)

Last Week’s Result: Loss at New England, 26-6


29. New York Giants (3-13)

Last Week’s Rank: 30

Points in MMQB Power Poll: 29

Highest-Place Vote: 27th

Lowest-Place Vote: 31st (3)

Last Week’s Result: Win vs. Washington, 18-10


30. Houston Texans (4-12)

Last Week’s Rank: 28

Points in MMQB Power Poll: 29

Highest-Place Vote: 28th

Lowest-Place Vote: 31st

Last Week’s Result: Loss at Indianapolis, 22-13


31. Indianapolis Colts (4-12)

Last Week’s Rank: 31

Points in MMQB Power Poll: 27

Highest-Place Vote: 27th (2)

Lowest-Place Vote: 31st (2)

Last Week’s Result: Win vs. Houston, 22-13


32. Cleveland Browns (0-16)

Last Week’s Rank: 32

Points in MMQB Power Poll: 8

Last-Place Votes: Everyone!

Last Week’s Result: Loss at Pittsburgh, 28-24

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