2010 NFL Power Rankings: Week 17
The Patriots, who mauled the Buffalo Bills in Week 16, remain comfortably atop the ladder for the third consecutive week. Our experts did not downgrade the Falcons for losing a home game to the New Orleans Saints. The Falcons remain No. 2 for a third consecutive week. The Baltimore Ravens, the Saints and the Pittsburgh Steelers round out the top 5.
The powerhouse matchup for the regular season's final week will feature the No. 6 Chicago Bears, the NFC North champs and No. 2 playoff seed, visiting the No. 9 Green Bay Packers. The Packers are still fighting for a playoff berth.
Editor's note: "LW" indicates each team's ranking in the Week 16 edition of the 2010 Power Rankings.