The 2022-23 NFL regular season has come to a close after 18 weeks of play.

14 fortunate teams advance to the playoffs, with 12 teams rolling right in to “Week 19” in the form of Wildcard Weekend.

But does that mean those 14 teams are the best or hottest in the league right now? These Power Rankings may beg to differ. For one example, the Detroit Lions finished red-hot and ended up with a 9-8 record, and I certainly would rank them over a couple teams that qualified for the postseason.

At the top, you can make cases for the Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills, Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, and probably the Cincinnati Bengals for the top position. Kansas City, Buffalo, and Philadelphia have been pretty consistently dominant this season, but San Francisco and Cincinnati had near-perfect second halves to their seasons to roll in to the playoffs with heads full of steam.

Where does every team rank at the end of the season? Who is getting hot just in time for a Super Bowl run? Which non-playoff teams would you take over the worst playoff qualifiers?

Read on for my Post-Week 18 Power Rankings, and if you’d like to debate or discuss any rankings, or want to follow for more weekly NFL content including Picks and Power Rankings, be sure to connect with Sak Sports Blog on Twitter or on Facebook!

Post-Week 18 Power Rankings

The Kansas City Chiefs enter the postseason as the #1 team in my Power Rankings, finishing 14-3, tied for the best record in the NFL. (NBC Connecticut)
  1. Kansas City Chiefs (14-3) [Last Week: 1]
  2. Buffalo Bills (13-3) [Last Week: 2]
  3. San Francisco 49ers (13-4) [Last Week: 3]
  4. Cincinnati Bengals (12-4) [Last Week: 5]
  5. Philadelphia Eagles (14-3) [Last Week: 6]
  6. Dallas Cowboys (12-5) [Last Week: 4]
  7. Minnesota Vikings (13-4) [Last Week: 8]
  8. Detroit Lions (9-8) [Last Week: 9]
  9. Los Angeles Chargers (10-7) [Last Week: 7]
  10. Jacksonville Jaguars (9-8) [Last Week: 11]
  11. New York Giants (9-7-1) [Last Week: 10]
  12. Pittsburgh Steelers (9-8) [Last Week: 14]
  13. New England Patriots (8-9) [Last Week: 13]
  14. Seattle Seahawks (9-8) [Last Week: 17]
  15. Miami Dolphins (9-8) [Last Week: 15]
  16. Washington Commanders (8-8-1) [Last Week: 19]
  17. Green Bay Packers (8-9) [Last Week: 12]
  18. Baltimore Ravens (10-7) [Last Week: 16]
  19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8-9) [Last Week: 18]
  20. Las Vegas Raiders (7-10) [Last Week: 20]
  21. Carolina Panthers (7-10) [Last Week: 22]
  22. Tennessee Titans (7-10) [Last Week: 24]
  23. New Orleans Saints (7-10) [Last Week: 23]
  24. New York Jets (7-10) [Last Week: 21]
  25. Cleveland Browns (7-10) [Last Week: 25]
  26. Atlanta Falcons (7-10) [Last Week: 26]
  27. Los Angeles Rams (5-12) [Last Week: 28]
  28. Denver Broncos (5-12) [Last Week: 30]
  29. Arizona Cardinals (4-13) [Last Week: 27]
  30. Houston Texans (3-13-1) [Last Week: 32]
  31. Chicago Bears (3-14) [Last Week: 29]
  32. Indianapolis Colts (4-12-1) [Last Week: 31]




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