With just one week to go in the 2021 NFL regular season, the power shifted again before the game. Some of the NFC and AFC rivals looked sharp in their final game, others did not. Some of the feeders build on play pride, others do not.
There is still a big difference from the best and worst teams, but because this is an NFL parity party, there are also between the most frustrating and surprising teams.
The league has offered another match and the match is set to continue in the first 18 weeks. This is how Sporting News sees all 32 teams flock to the final:
NFL power formats
1. Green Bay Packers 13-3 (back row: 1)
The Packers rested with the Vikings defense at their home Sunday night and took advantage of every opportunity. As the No. 1 seed in the NFC for the second time, he is seen as a strong opponent of the Super Bowl, thanks to enough defense to advance Aaron Rodgers and defense.
2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 12-4 (4)
The Buccaneers had a problem with the Jets after being given all their injuries, but Tom Brady showed he could still take the game in order if needed. A number of ways in which the ruling elite can defeat an enemy makes them dangerous to want to repeat, even here without Antonio Brown.
3. Tennessee Titans 11-5 (6)
The Titans showed they could be flexible without Derrick Henry with their running game against the Dolphins, while Ryan Tannehill and the defenders played well at the same time against the hot team. He gets the seeds of AFC No. 1 in any complicated way.
4. Los Angeles Rams 11-5 (5)
The Rams have a real battle from the Ravens and Matthew Stafford continues to start slowly with big mistakes. But their running game has been a big thing and Cooper Kupp and Odell Beckham Jr. it is the final plan for mass hospitality.
5. Kansas City Chiefs 11-5 (2)
The Chiefs’ defense played very well in the second half, but they fought too late with small arms, Chargers and Bengals. Kansas City is still the favorite of the AFC thanks to Patrick Mahomes, but note that they have lost Tennessee, Cincinnati, Buffalo and Los Angeles in a possible stadium.
6. Arizona Cardinals 11-5 (7)
The cardinals were on the ropes heading into the Cowboys matchup but Kyler Murray came back and the running and defense went up again to make sure he didn’t win the NFC West victory. It was their most impressive achievement in a crowded street.
7. Dallas Cowboys 11-5 (3)
The Cowboys saw their competition rise again with the Cardinals and were unable to do the job, with a slow start due to their error and not the most appropriate support for the Dak Prescott running games. Defense still makes big plays, but they can also leave small ones.
8. Cincinnati Bengals 10-6 (10)
The Bengals went from good to bad in the AFC to become a frustrating force under Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase and their return home to the Chiefs. Their defense was not perfect, but they were able to score with everyone in the AFC game.
9. Buffalo Money 10-6 (9)
The bills were temporarily stumbled against the Falcons before allowing Josh Allen to take on another game, with the help of Devin Singletary in the running game. Security was restored when we needed to get to the top of the playoffs.
10. New England Patriots 10-6 (11)
The Patriots were not even against the Jaguars as Mac Jones had a chance to win and win over Trevor Lawrence while the running and defense games did something else. Now New England needs to practice regularly against the best AFC teams.
11. Los Angeles Charger 8-7 (12)
Chargers cleaned up their messes from the Texans disaster and the entire administration in Denver. As it should be, it’s them against the Raiders to go behind the Chiefs. They are more dangerous than Las Vegas because Justin Herbert.
12. Indianapolis Colts 9-7 (8)
The Colts played Carson Wentz against the Raiders, but the time they missed the trial was expensive as he was gone and could not get enough from Jonathan Taylor with athletics and defense to win the expected race. They believe it is just a mulligan just their chance to playoff with the next Jaguars.
13. San Francisco 49ers 9-7 (13)
The 49ers started for Trey Lance due to missing and had to be nervous for a while when the offense hit him hard. But then he felt very good about running and going through as a starter, using all his resources well and relying on his safety would also help him. San Francisco has a long but steady roof with Lance at QB.
14. Philadelphia Eagles 9-7 (15)
The Eagles had to find their own way of defending themselves against Washington, but after that, the victory came easy with the passing of Jalen Hurts and running away doing more. Nick Sirianni has done a great job as a rookie coach, Brandon Staley of the NFC.
15. Las Vegas Raiders 9-7 (19)
The Raiders are showing an amazing battle away from Jon Gruden’s coaching. Derek Carr continues to grind with Hunter Renfrow and not much else in the playoffs and Josh Jacobs has come strong on the ground at the right time.
16. Baltimore Ravens 8-8 (14)
Ravens season is defined by injuries as well as survival / death by close play. John Harbaugh has done one of his best coaching projects because of his short stature, but health talent has never been enough in Baltimore.
17. New Orleans Saints 8-8 (18)
The Saints returned Taysom Hill to address their wrongdoing and dramatically changed their confidence in security. Sean Payton has also changed his successful coach in the Super Bowl but that may not be enough because NFC is the toughest.
18. Pittsburgh Steelers 7-7-1 (16)
The Steelers will still be alive in Week 18 if they beat the Browns at home on Ben Roethlisberger night on Monday. They need to play the best defense to do so.
19. Miami Dolphins 8-8 (17)
The Dolphins went from flood to flood in Nashville, and also, their late push for the AFC stadium turned into a steamer. For the second straight season, Brian Flores will need to consider what’s left on the table.
20. Cleveland Browns 7-8 (20)
The Browns will not play in the final against Baker Mayfield and Kevin Stefanski. But he can still fight the injury season and finish above .500 to advance the resume in 2022.
21. Minnesota Vikings 7-9 (21)
The Vikings did not have the security to make the playoff team in 2022 and had the opportunity to be in the closest game due to their offense. The bottom line is that they need to make that big change, with Mike Zimmer or not.
22. Atlanta Falcons 7-9 (22)
The Falcons excelled in the first season under Arthur Smith, a flaming foul of Matt Ryan that often exploded without Calvin Ridley. Security and special forces have found a number of answers, but they need more.
23. Denver Broncos 7-9 (23)
The Broncos ruined a hot start that stemmed from their strong defense and running backs due to poor quarterback games that undermined the ability to win games. Vic Fangio’s old school method did not work.
24. Chicago Bears 6-10 (25)
The Bears are in a two-game winning streak with two non-league starters Justin Fields, Nick Foles and Andy Dalton. They also highlighted their old defensive sports as well as the black and blue running games. This is still small, too late for Matt Nagy.
25. Seattle Seahawks 6-10 (26)
The Seahawks could break Russell Wilson and Pete Carroll in another way in 2022, but they may want to reconsider now that Wilson has warmed up with DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett and Rashaad Penny. The complex system and complex divisions add to “what it would be.”
26. Washington Football Team 6-10 (24)
Washington have been playing at times with Taylor Heinicke, who also spent some time against the Eagles. The Football Team will not be able to find QB franchises quickly enough and needs to develop a 2022 defense system.
27. Carolina Panthers 5-11 (27)
The Panthers returned to Sam Darnold in QB with serious consequences against good road safety in New Orleans. Matt Rhule could survive in 2022, but he needs a big change to win.
28. New York Jets 4-12 (29)
The Jets are getting an encouraging and self-confident game late from Zach Wilson, a good tool to do in 2022 after a difficult rebuilding season. Sharing a good game with Brady’s birthday is fun, but the Jets hope they can always improve as a second child.
29. Houston Texas 4-12 (28)
The Texans may also have a QB response in rookie Davis Mills, who could also use a lot of health care or not in 2022. The line of opposition and professional roles needs to be answered sharply.
30. New York Giants 4-11 (30)
The giants waved the white flag against the Bears without any legal, defensive or special offense to be placed on the field. Joe Judge seems to be very comfortable with removing it all season.
31. Detroit Lions 2-13-1 (31)
The Lions had to roll over with Tim Boyle in frustration and he defended himself in Seattle with no response to the runners-up in the playoffs. At least Amon-Ra St. Brown played as the god of his name on the ground and D’Andre Swift is back.
32. Jacksonville Jaguars 2-14 (32)
Trevor Lawrence threw it down. OK, it was a long drive like losing a run in a time of deep pollution after failing to protect the ball. Lawrence was shocked and horrified that the Jaguar needed to be fired or he would be busy in Year 2.