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  • With the Super Bowl behind us, our panel of eight voters ranks all 32 teams heading into the NFL's offseason.
By The MMQB Staff
February 05, 2019

The season is now 100% in the books: All 256 regular season games and 11 playoff games are through, and we know precisely each team’s fate for the 2018 NFL season.

Our most recent edition of the MMQB Power Poll came between Week 17 and the wild-card round, so we thought we’d come back with one last ranking now that the Super Bowl is behind us. Hopefully this can tide everyone over until August.

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The Super Bowl champion Patriots were a unanimous No. 1 among our eight voters, but our committee did not stick strictly to playoff outcomes from there. Three different teams received second-place votes, and the Super Bowl runners-up landed down in fourth.

You may be surprised several teams that missed the playoffs moved up or down, despite not playing a game since our last rankings. Some of that can be explained by the fact that our electorate changes slightly. Last time we had nine voters, this week only eight. Also, it looks like some voters simply changed how they felt about certain teams with a little space to breathe between the end of the season and now. That appears to be most true of the Redskins, who finished the season in a tailspin and landed in 30th after Week 17. With a few weeks to mull it over, our voters have them in 23rd, which is more in line with their 7-9 record.

The biggest mover among playoff teams is the Ravens, who entered the postseason at No. 6, but fell to No. 11 this time around. Enough spoilers though, check out the full rankings below for yourselves.

This week’s voters:

Andrew Brandt, Business of Football Columnist
Mitch Goldich, Producer/Writer
Gary Gramling, Senior Editor
Jonathan Jones, Staff Writer
Kalyn Kahler, Writer/Producer
Bette Marston, Associate Editor
Mark Mravic, Executive Editor
Jenny Vrentas, Senior Writer

1. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (11-5)

Previous rank: 4
Points in poll: 256
Highest-place vote: 1 (8)
Lowest-place vote: 1 (8)
Season result: Super Bowl champions

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2. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (12-4)

Previous rank: 2
Points in poll: 244
Highest-place vote: 2 (4)
Lowest-place vote: 3 (4)
Season result: Lost AFC Championship

3. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (13-3)

Previous rank: 1
Points in poll: 242
Highest-place vote: 2 (3)
Lowest-place vote: 4 (1)
Season result: Lost NFC Championship

4. LOS ANGELES RAMS (13-3)

Previous rank: 5
Points in poll: 234
Highest-place vote: 2 (1)
Lowest-place vote: 4 (7)
Season result: Lost Super Bowl

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5. LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (12-4)

Previous rank: 8
Points in poll: 220
Highest-place vote: 5 (5)
Lowest-place vote: 7 (1)
Season result: Lost divisional round

6. CHICAGO BEARS (12-4)

Previous rank: 3
Points in poll: 214
Highest-place vote: 5 (3)
Lowest-place vote: 8 (1)
Season result: Lost wild-card

7. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (9-7)

Previous rank: 9
Points in poll: 204
Highest-place vote: 6 (2)
Lowest-place vote: 9 (2)
Season result: Lost divisional round

8. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (10-6)

Previous rank: 7
Points in poll: 200
Highest-place vote: 6 (2)
Lowest-place vote: 11 (1)
Season result: Lost divisional round

9. DALLAS COWBOYS (10-6)

Previous rank: 10
Points in poll: 194
Highest-place vote: 6 (1)
Lowest-place vote: 11 (2)
Season result: Lost divisional round

10. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (10-6)

Previous rank: 11
Points in poll: 183
Highest-place vote: 8 (1)
Lowest-place vote: 14 (1)
Season result: Lost wild-card

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11. BALTIMORE RAVENS (10-6)

Previous rank: 6
Points in poll: 176
Highest-place vote: 9 (1)
Lowest-place vote: 13 (1)
Season result: Lost wild-card

12. HOUSTON TEXANS (11-5)

Previous rank: 13
Points in poll: 169
Highest-place vote: 11 (2)
Lowest-place vote: 13 (1)
Season result: Lost wild-card

13. PITTSBURGH STEELERS (9-6-1)

Previous rank: 12
Points in poll: 167
Highest-place vote: 9 (1)
Lowest-place vote: 13 (5)
Season result: Second place, AFC North

14. TENNESSEE TITANS (9-7)

Previous rank: 14
Points in poll: 148
Highest-place vote: 13 (1)
Lowest-place vote: 17 (1)
Season result: Third place, AFC South

15. MINNESOTA VIKINGS (8-7-1)

Previous rank: 16
Points in poll: 142
Highest-place vote: 14 (1)
Lowest-place vote: 16 (3)
Season result: Second place, NFC North

16. CLEVELAND BROWNS (7-8-1)

Previous rank: 15
Points in poll: 134
Highest-place vote: 14 (2)
Lowest-place vote: 18 (3)
Season result: Third place, AFC North

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17. CAROLINA PANTHERS (7-9)

Previous rank: 19
Points in poll: 128
Highest-place vote: 15 (2)
Lowest-place vote: 19 (1)
Season result: Third place, NFC South

18. ATLANTA FALCONS (7-9)

Previous rank: T-17
Points in poll: 126
Highest-place vote: 16 (1)
Lowest-place vote: 19 (1)
Season result: Second place, NFC South

19. GREEN BAY PACKERS (6-9-1)

Previous rank: T-17
Points in poll: 111
Highest-place vote: 17 (1)
Lowest-place vote: 23 (1)
Season result: Third place, NFC North

20. DENVER BRONCOS (6-10)

Previous rank: 25
Points in poll: 100
Highest-place vote: 20 (5)
Lowest-place vote: 22 (1)
Season result: Third place, AFC West

21. BUFFALO BILLS (6-10)

Previous rank: 22
Points in poll: 86
Highest-place vote: 19 (1)
Lowest-place vote: 25 (1)
Season result: Third place, AFC East

22. MIAMI DOLPHINS (7-9)

Previous rank: 20
Points in poll: 82
Highest-place vote: 21 (2)
Lowest-place vote: 24 (3)
Season result: Second place, AFC East

23. WASHINGTON (7-9)

Previous rank: 30
Points in poll: 79
Highest-place vote: 20 (2)
Lowest-place vote: 31 (1)
Season result: Third place, NFC East

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24. CINCINNATI BENGALS (6-10)

Previous rank: 27
Points in poll: 71
Highest-place vote: 21 (1)
Lowest-place vote: 28 (2)
Season result: Fourth place, AFC North

25. DETROIT LIONS (6-10)

Previous rank: 24
Points in poll: 67
Highest-place vote: 20 (1)
Lowest-place vote: 27 (3)
Season result: Fourth place, NFC North

26. NEW YORK GIANTS (5-11)

Previous rank: 21
Points in poll: 65
Highest-place vote: 22 (1)
Lowest-place vote: 26 (4)
Season result: Fourth place, NFC East

27. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (5-11)

Previous rank: 29
Points in poll: 50
Highest-place vote: 25 (1)
Lowest-place vote: 29 (1)
Season result: Fourth place, AFC South

28. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (5-11)

Previous rank: 23
Points in poll: 42
Highest-place vote: 25 (1)
Lowest-place vote: 29 (2)
Season result: Fourth place, NFC South

29. NEW YORK JETS (4-12)

Previous rank: 26
Points in poll: 29
Highest-place vote: 26 (1)
Lowest-place vote: 31 (2)
Season result: Fourth place, AFC East

30. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (4-12)

Previous rank: 28
Points in poll: 27
Highest-place vote: 26 (1)
Lowest-place vote: 31 (3)
Season result: Third place, NFC West

31. OAKLAND RAIDERS (4-12)

Previous rank: 31
Points in poll: 26
Highest-place vote: 28 (1)
Lowest-place vote: 31 (2)
Season result: Fourth place, AFC West

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32. ARIZONA CARDINALS (3-13)

Previous rank: 32
Points in poll: 8
Highest-place vote: 32 (8)
Lowest-place vote: 32 (8)
Season result: Fourth place, NFC West

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