20. New England Patriots (+0)
The Patriots aren’t a talented team and a lot of that is because half of their team opted out before the season started even though that feels like years ago. Still, they have to be considered as one of the better average teams in the NFL because they have the ability to play up to anyone in the NFL.
In terms of coaching, there are few better than the Patriots (obviously) and they will be in any game they play from here on out.
19. San Francisco 49ers (-1)
Through no fault of their own, the 49ers dropped a spot in this week’s power rankings. There are some major problems with this organization going forward, specifically what to do at quarterback.
However, the offense is incredibly well-coached and when they get George Kittle back they are going to be hard to defend again. Are they in the playoff hunt? No, they are probably right outside of that group but they are a team that can make you pay for overlooking them.