By Chris Burke
December 17, 2014

Slowly, it's all becoming clear.

The top 11 teams in this week's Power Rankings all would have playoff spots if the season ended today, and the argument for any other team being more deserving than those 11 is dwindling. (The 12th postseason spot belongs to the NFC South champion, whoever that may be.)

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Some shuffling still could occur -- Kansas City could make a move by winning in Pittsburgh this week; Philadelphia is far from out in the NFC -- but as is usually the case, the also-rans are fading.

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This week's Power Rankings:

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