Pro Football Weekly’s Power Rankings are updated every Tuesday during the NFL season and are intended to rank teams based on their talent and performance to date. Rankings will change each week because of personnel changes, injuries and performance, and a team’s ranking in any given week has no impact on where they might rank in weeks to come. Rankings will fluctuate a great deal more the first few weeks of the season as teams seek their levels and schedules balance out. These are PFW’s Power Rankings entering Super Bowl LIV.
Rank / Team / Offseason focus
1t. 49ers (15-3): Sherman will be 32 and in a contract year in 2020 after accounting for nearly half of his secondary's INTs. A ball-hawking DB to maximize that pass rush is priority No. 1.
1t. Chiefs (14-4): The Chiefs can save $14M in cap space by cutting Sammy Watkins, who went more than four months between touchdowns and 100-receiving yard games.
3. Ravens (14-3): Locking up homegrown studs Matt Judon, an impending free agent, and Ronnie Stanley, who has one year left on his rookie deal, likely head the the to-do list.
4. Saints (13-4): If Taysom, not Teddy, is the reported favorite to be Drew Brees' heir in New Orleans, why did the Saints invest so much in Bridgewater the past two years?
5. Patriots (12-5): All eyes on Tom Brady's impending free agency, but pressure's on Belichick to ensure more voids aren't created with Devin McCourty and Joe Thuney also free.
6. Packers (14-4): Will a legitimate Davante Adams complement help vintage Aaron Rodgers return? That seems unlikely. But defense still remains their biggest concern.
7. Seahawks (12-6): Perhaps less of the focus should be on taking the ball out of Russ' hands with their run game more of it should be on fixing their run defense.
8. Vikings (11-7): Promotion of Gary Kubiak following Kevin Stefanski's departure for Cleveland should ensure continuity on offense, but vast turnover on defense is imminent.
9. Texans (10-7): Is Bill O'Brien going to handle the Deshaun Watson and Laremy Tunsil extensions, too? Who else is left in Houston's front office?
10. Titans (11-8): Jack Conklin seized his opportunity after Titans declined fifth-year option. Now the bill comes due with vexing decisions on Tannehill, Henry also abound.
11. Bills (10-7): Pivotal offseason looming, and it won't be cheap, with screaming needs at premium positions, including receiver and edge rusher.
12. Eagles (9-8): Like Buffalo, the Eagles are looking at the right draft to covet receivers. Unlike the Bills, Philadelphia also needs corners in the worst way.
13. Rams (9-7): Unit to watch closely in 2020: special teams. McVay lost one of NFL's best coordinators in Fassel, and the Rams' extraordinarily top heavy cap compounds depth questions.
14. Falcons (7-9): Speaking of imbalanced cap situations, the Falcons' will be extremely tough to navigate; Mohamed Sanu trade to Patriots for a second-rounder (No. 55) looms very large.
15. Steelers (8-8): They're comfortable with Mason Rudolph backing up Big Ben in 2020. Curious, but in fairness, hard to imagine the offense ravaged by injuries like that again.
16. Bears (8-8): Ryan Pace has a habit of overcompensating to correct previous mistakes, part of offseason fascination surrounding his QB room with only Mitch Trubisky under contract.
17. Cowboys (8-8): Doesn't it feel imminent that either Amari Cooper or Byron Jones are playing elsewhere next season? Is keeping Dak and letting Cooper walk too risky?
18. Bucs (7-9): We can certainly understand being done with Jameis, but to replace him with Rivers would be rather odd.
19. Colts (7-9): This would be a far more logical Rivers landing spot. Elite O-line: check. Previous coaching connection: check. Glaring QB need: check. Gobs of cap room: check.
20. Broncos (7-9): Former third-round CB Isaac Yiadom remains an unknown entering Year 3, which puts John Elway in a tough spot with homegrown FA Chris Harris.
21. Raiders (7-9): They can create $16.5 million in cap space by cutting Derek Carr. How sure a bet is Tom Brady at age 43? Vegas should know, right?
22. Jets (7-9): Would the money Robby Anderson is poised to command be better spent along the O-line for Darnold and around Quinnen Williams and Jamal Adams on 'D?'
23. Cardinals (5-10-1): It's not that we don't understand those that are bullish on Cardinals in 2020, but do those prognosticators understand how tough NFC West has become?
24. Chargers (5-11): If this is the end for Rivers and the Bolts, we just wish it didn't have to be so acrimonious. Alas, these are the Chargers.
25. Dolphins (5-11): How does a first-round haul that includes potential franchise quarterback, left (or right?) tackle and game-changing WR1 sound, 'Phins fans? Can all be yours come April.
26. Jaguars (6-10): Is Doug Marrone keeping the seat warm for his new offensive coordinator Jay Gruden? We can think of worse arrangements (if not more awkward).
27. Browns (6-10): After decades of dumb moves, if Browns keep making them, at least they'll come from some of the most educated men in NFL — DePodesta, Berry and Stefanski.
28. Giants (4-12): For all of his inexperience, Joe Judge now has a pair of former NFL head coaches on his new staff — Garrett and Kitchens — and another from the college ranks, Dooley.
29. Panthers (5-11): What happens when you pair a new, analytics-driven management team with Carolina in the first offseason when Christian McCaffrey can sign a new deal? Buckle up.
30. Washington (3-13): Chase Young is going to look exceptional in burgundy and gold helping flank that ex-Bama star-laden D-line.
31. Lions (3-12-1): A cautionary tale: the Lions outspent everyone in the conference last offseason en route to three wins and the No. 3 overall pick.
32. Bengals (2-14): Their affinity for drafting tight ends means the Bengals are reuniting LSU studs Burrow and Moss in the NFL, right?