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AP: NFL Power Rankings – Week 17

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Denver Broncos strengthened their grip on the top spot in the AP Pro32 NFL power rankings after extending their winning streak to 10 games.

The AFC West champion Broncos (12-3) received nine first-place votes and 381 points in balloting Wednesday by The Associated Press’ panel of 12 media members who regularly cover the league.

The NFC South champion Atlanta Falcons (13-2) moved up two places to second with one first-place vote and 363 points. Last week, the Broncos were first by three points over San Francisco, which dropped to sixth after its loss to Seattle.

The Seahawks are fifth and the 49ers sixth. Each received a first-place vote. Green Bay is third and New England fourth in the second-to-last rankings.

Kansas City is 32nd and last.

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  1. Denver Broncos
  2. Atlanta Falcons
  3. Green Bay Packers
  4. New England Patriots
  5. Seattle Seahawks
  6. San Francisco 49ers
  7. Houston Texans
  8. Baltimore Ravens
  9. Washington Redskins
  10. Indianapolis Colts
  11. Cincinnati Bengals
  12. Minnesota Vikings
  13. Chicago Bears
  14. Dallas Cowboys
  15. New York Giants
  16. New Orleans Saints
  17. Pittsburgh Steelers
  18. St. Louis Rams
  19. Miami Dolphins
  20. Carolina Panthers
  21. San Diego Chargers
  22. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  23. Cleveland Browns
  24. New York Jets
  25. Buffalo Bills
  26. Tennessee Titans
  27. Arizona Cardinals
  28. Detroit Lions
  29. Philadelphia Eagles
  30. Oakland Raiders
  31. Jacksonville Jaguars
  32. Kansas City Chiefs
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