The NFL Energy Rankings are chosen by a panel of theScore’s NFL Editors, together with Jack Browne, Michael McClymont, Mitch Sanderson, and Arun Srinivasan.

1. Philadelphia Eagles (Eight-1)

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1 1 1 2

Earlier Rank: 1st

The highest of the NFC acquired a bit crowded whereas the Eagles loved their bye, however they will clear some room Sunday night time towards the Cowboys. – Sanderson

2. New England Patriots (7-2)

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2 2 2 1

Earlier Rank: 2nd

The Patriots’ protection seems to have woken up towards the Broncos final week. The Raiders’ offense ought to current a more durable take a look at. – Sanderson

Three. Los Angeles Rams (7-2)

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Three Three Three Four

Earlier Rank: 4th

The Rams are averaging a league-best 32.9 factors per recreation. The 1999 Rams additionally averaged 32.9 factors per recreation en path to the lone Tremendous Bowl in franchise historical past. Will historical past repeat? – Srinivasan

Four. Pittsburgh Steelers (7-2)

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5 Four 5 Three

Earlier Rank: third

The Steelers are nonetheless enjoying all the way down to inferior competitors. It is evident they’re hoping to sleepwalk into their heavyweight struggle with the Patriots in Week 15. – McClymont

5. New Orleans Saints (7-2)

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Four 6 Four 5

Earlier Rank: sixth

Simply as all of us predicted within the offseason, the Eagles, Saints, and Rams are the category of the NFC. We all know nothing. – Browne

6. Kansas Metropolis Chiefs (6-Three)

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6 7 6 Eight

Earlier Rank: fifth

Which Chiefs crew goes to point out up within the second half? Throughout the residence stretch, Kansas Metropolis must show that scorching begin wasn’t a fluke. – Srinivasan

7. Minnesota Vikings (7-2)

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Eight 5 Eight 6

Earlier Rank: eighth

They’re quietly using a five-game win streak, however the Vikings will really be put to the take a look at after they meet the man 7-2 Rams on Sunday. – McClymont

Eight. Seattle Seahawks (6-Three)

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7 9 7 7

Earlier Rank: ninth

Russell Wilson must proceed to play like an MVP candidate if the Seahawks are to climate the Richard Sherman harm whereas making an attempt to contend for a Tremendous Bowl. – Srinivasan

9. Carolina Panthers (7-Three)

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9 Eight 11 9

Earlier Rank: 10th

Cam Newton lastly seems to be like himself, and that is a daunting thought for the remainder of the league. – Browne

10. Jacksonville Jaguars (6-Three)

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13 10 10 10

Earlier Rank: 11th

The 6-Three Jaguars have a cupcake schedule remaining. Prepare for playoff Blake Bortles! – Browne

11. Atlanta Falcons (5-Four)

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10 11 13 11

Earlier Rank: 15th

The subsequent time Tyron Smith asks for a elevate, all he’ll want is the tape of Adrian Clayborn eviscerating Chaz Inexperienced over and time and again. – Browne

12. Dallas Cowboys (5-Four)

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11 13 9 13

Earlier Rank: seventh

The reply could be very easy: Do not let Chaz Inexperienced play left sort out. – Sanderson

13. Tennessee Titans (6-Three)

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14 14 12 12

Earlier Rank: 13th

Tennessee wants a signature win to legitimize its standing as an AFC contender, and the inconsistent Steelers are the proper alternative to ship a message. – Browne

14. Detroit Lions (5-Four)

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12 12 14 14

Earlier Rank: 14th

Detroit’s proper in the midst of the playoff image and owns one of many simpler remaining schedules. – McClymont

15. Washington Redskins (Four-5)

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15 15 15 15

Earlier Rank: 16th

Placing up 30 factors on the Vikings’ protection is one thing to be happy with, however permitting 38 factors to Case Keenum isn’t. – Sanderson

16. Buffalo Payments (5-Four)

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17 16 16 16

Earlier Rank: 12th

Payments followers spent so lengthy being affected person and never completely shopping for into Buffalo’s playoff probabilities earlier than lastly beginning to imagine. Then the Saints ripped that hope aside. – Sanderson

17. Oakland Raiders (Four-5)

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16 17 17 17

Earlier Rank: 17th

If the Raiders are going to show round their season, they will want extra from Derek Carr and Khalil Mack. – Srinivasan

18. Baltimore Ravens (Four-5)

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18 18 22 20

Earlier Rank: 23rd

What an terrible show by the Ravens on Sunday. They … what’s that? They did not play this week? My apologies. I simply assumed … – McClymont

19. Arizona Cardinals (Four-5)

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19 21 23 18

Earlier Rank: 19th

Ageless marvel Larry Fitzgerald ranks second in receptions this season and the Cardinals can be sensible to run their offense nearly solely by way of him. – Srinivasan

20. Inexperienced Bay Packers (5-Four)

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21 19 19 22

Earlier Rank: 24th

Brett Hundley proved able to main a dialed-down model of the Packers’ offense, however the playing cards will likely be much more stacked towards him if the crew’s high two working backs should miss any time. – McClymont

21. New York Jets (Four-6)

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20 20 25 19

Earlier Rank: 21st

The tank is again on … for now. The Jets can not seem to determine in the event that they’d reasonably have that juicy draft choose or an opportunity to compete within the AFC’s wide-open playoff race. – Sanderson

22. Los Angeles Chargers (Three-6)

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22 23 18 25

Earlier Rank: 20th

The Chargers could enter Sunday’s recreation with out Philip Rivers, intensifying their identification disaster. – Srinivasan

23. Miami Dolphins (Four-5)

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24 22 20 23

Earlier Rank: 22nd

Payments: “Nobody in our division may presumably take a beating just like the one we simply did.” Dolphins: “Maintain my beer.” – Sanderson

24. Denver Broncos (Three-6)

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23 25 21 21

Earlier Rank: 21st

It is arduous to imagine that the core of this crew received the Tremendous Bowl two years in the past. – Srinivasan

25. Houston Texans (Three-6)

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26 24 26 24

Earlier Rank: 25th

Tom Savage should not be on an NFL roster, not to mention beginning for a playoff-caliber crew. Followers needs to be indignant on the Texans for basically chucking up the sponge. – Browne

26. Indianapolis Colts (Three-7)

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29 27 24 28

Earlier Rank: 26th

Andrew Luck’s future could also be unsure, however the Colts ought to depend themselves lucky for locating Jacoby Brissett, who’s performing far past cheap expectations. – Browne

27. Cincinnati Bengals (Three-6)

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25 26 28 29

Earlier Rank: 28th

Vontaze Burfict prevented suspension for contact with an official. Now can he keep away from controversy for per week? – McClymont

28. Chicago Bears (Three-6)

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27 29 27 26

Earlier Rank: 27th

The truth that the rebuilding Bears cannot beat an Aaron Rodgers-less Packers crew at Soldier Area needs to be sobering. – McClymont

29. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Three-6)

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28 28 29 27

Earlier Rank: 29th

The Bucs appeared prepared to surrender earlier than Week 10. Dirk Koetter deserves credit score for getting a crew with out Mike Evans or Jameis Winston rolling in a win over the Jets. – Browne

30. San Francisco 49ers (1-9)

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30 30 30 30

Earlier Rank: 31st

The 49ers acquired their first win of the season, and since they’ve their quarterback of the long run in Jimmy Garoppolo, they need to be proud of the No. 2 choose in subsequent spring’s draft. – Srinivasan

31. New York Giants (1-Eight)

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31 31 31 31

Earlier Rank: 30th

No matter what they are saying, the Giants have given up this season. Do not imagine it? Watch Janoris Jenkins keep away from tackles like he was Barry Sanders. – Sanderson

32. Cleveland Browns (Zero-9)

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32 32 32 32

Earlier Rank: 32nd

Whereas going through the one franchise to file an Zero-16 season, the Browns confirmed why they will do it subsequent. – McClymont