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TNT NFL power rankings -- Week 14

Here are our NFL ranking for Week 14. I moved the Seattle Seahawks up two spots to No. 18 this week.

Don Banks of Sports Illustrated has Seattle ranked No 21 overall.

Pete Prisco of CBS Sports puts Seattle at No. 23 overall.

The Seahawks are ranked 20th in ESPN's power rankings.

Adam Caplan of Fox Sports ranks Seattle No. 20 overall.

1. Atlanta (1) (10-2): Falcons are the least penalized team in the NFL with 60 penalties.

2. New England (3) (10-2): After cruising past the Jets, Pats face another tough test on the road at Chicago.

3. Pittsburgh (4) (9-3): Ben Roethlisberger’s broken nose won’t keep him out of this week’s game against the Bengals.

4. N.Y. Jets (2) (9-3): Jets look to rebound from crushing defeat against New England last week with home against Miami.

5. New Orleans (6) (9-3): Saints have won five straight.

6. Green Bay (7) (8-4): Packers’ defense holding teams to a league-low 15.2 points a game.

7. Baltimore (5) (8-4): The Ravens have talent on offense, but lack consistency.

8. Chicago (8) (9-3): The Bears are not as good as their record indicates. 9. Philadelphia (9) (8-4): Eagles averaging a league-best 400.7 yards a game on offense.

10. N.Y. Giants (10) (8-4): Giants are 9-1 when Brandon Jacobs rushes for at least 100 yards.11. Kansas City (13) (8-4): Chiefs will lean on reserve QB Brodie Croyle, 0-9 as a starter, with Matt Cassel out after undergoing an appendectomy. 12. Indianapolis (14) (7-6): Peyton Manning returned to his old ways in Colts win at Tennessee on Thursday.

13. Jacksonville (15) (7-5): Jags look to hold onto AFC South division lead with home tilt against Oakland.

14. Tampa Bay (11) (7-5): RB LeGarrette Blount reviving his career with Bucs – 599 yards and five TDs.

15. San Diego (12) (6-6): Chargers’ postseason hopes hang in the balance today against AFC West division leader Kansas City.16. St. Louis (17) (6-6): Rookie QB Sam Bradford continues to impress without a true No. 1 receiver.

17. Oakland (18) (6-6): RB Darren McFadden is third in the NFL with 122.1 yards from scrimmage per game.

18. Seattle (20) (6-6): Return of DT Colin Cole should improve run defense.

19. Miami (16) (6-6): The Dolphins' 215 points scored are last in the AFC.

20. Washington (21) (5-7): Head coach Mike Shanahan and rest of organization in damage control mode.

21. Houston (22) (5-7): Texans attempting to salvage season with win at home over Baltimore.

22. Cleveland (23) (5-7): Coach Mangini may have done enough to save his job for a second straight year.

23. Minnesota (24) (5-7): Expect Favre to figure out a way to get on the field.

24. Tennessee (19) (5-8): The Titans are coming apart at the seams – have lost six straight. 25. Dallas (26) (4-8): The Cowboys have won three of four since Jason Garrett took over as interim coach.

26. San Francisco (25) (4-8): Despite struggles, Niners defense still brings it. 27. Denver (27) (3-9): First game for interim head coach Eric Studesville.

28. Arizona (28) (3-9): How bad are the Cardinals? Arizona is a five-point underdog at home against a 3-9 team that just fired its head coach in Denver.

29. Buffalo (29) (2-10): Bills giving up a league-worst 170.9 yards a contest on the ground.

30. Cincinnati (30) (2-10): Don’t expect Bengals nine-game losing streak to end this week at Pittsburgh.

31. Detroit (31) (2-10): Despite Lions’ struggles, WR Calvin Johnson leads the league with 12 touchdown receptions.

32. Carolina (32) (1-11): Panthers looking to provide some resistance to NFC South division-leading Falcons.