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NFL Power Rankings: 49ers rise to No. 1 after destroying Eagles

Now that week 13 has passed, there are just five weeks left in the National Football League regular season. The result of each game holds a lot of weight in terms of the playoff race.

One of the biggest games of the season saw the San Francisco 49ers destroy the Philadelphia Eagles by a score of 42-19. It’s not only important in the race for the number one seed, but the 49ers now have the tiebreaker over the 10-2 Eagles and 9-3 Dallas Cowboys after beating them by a combined 83-29.

The Green Bay Packers also made things interesting with an impressive win over the Kansas City Chiefs. That moves them to 6-6 and things start getting really interesting in the NFC playoff picture. Meanwhile, the Chiefs fall to 8-4 and could be the fourth seed by the end of Monday night’s game b between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Cincinnati Bengals.

With just the aforementioned Monday night game to go, the power rankings saw some major changes.

32. Carolina Panthers (1-11)

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Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Last week: 32

31. New England Patriots (2-9)

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Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

Last week: 31

30. New York Giants (4-8)

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Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Last week: 30

29. Arizona Cardinals (2-10)

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Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Last week: 28

28. Tennessee Titans (4-8)

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USA Today Sports

Last week: 27

27. Washington Commanders (4-9)

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Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Last week: 26

26. New York Jets (4-8)

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USA Today Sports

Last week: 24

25. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-7)

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Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Last week: 25

24. Chicago Bears (4-8)

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Kim Klement Neitzel-USA TODAY Sports

Last week: 29

23. Atlanta Falcons (6-6)

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Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Last week: 22

22. Las Vegas Raiders (5-7)

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USA Today Sports

Last week: 21

21. Cincinnati Bengals (5-6)

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Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Last week: 20

20. Los Angeles Chargers (5-7)

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Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

Last week: 18

19. Green Bay Packers (6-6)

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Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Last week: 23

18. New Orleans Saints (5-7)

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Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Last week: 16

17. Los Angeles Rams (6-6)

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Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Last week: 19

16. Seattle Seahawks (6-6)

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USA Today Sports

Last week: 14

15. Pittsburgh Steelers (7-5)

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Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

Last week: 13

14. Cleveland Browns (7-5)

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Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

Last week: 12

13. Minnesota Vikings (6-6)

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Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Last week: 10

12. Denver Broncos (6-6)

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Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Last week: 14

11. Indianapolis Colts (7-5)

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USA Today Sports

Last week: 17

10. Houston Texans (7-5)

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Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Last week: 11

9. Detroit Lions (9-3)

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USA Today Sports

Last week: 9

8. Buffalo Bills (6-6)

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Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Last week: 8

7. Jacksonville Jaguars (8-3)

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Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Last week: 7

6. Miami Dolphins (9-3)

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ALLEN EYESTONE / THE PALM BEACH POST

Last week: 6

5. Philadelphia Eagles (10-2)

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Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Last week: 1

4. Kansas City Chiefs (8-4)

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Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Last week: 3

3. Dallas Cowboys (9-3)

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Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

Last week: 5

2. Baltimore Ravens (9-3)

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AP Photo/Julio Cortez

Last week: 3

1. San Francisco 49ers (9-3)

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Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Last week: 3

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