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Power Rankings: Are the Steelers the best team in the NFL heading into Week 15?

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After a crazy Week 14 in the NFL, the Pittsburgh Steelers find themselves atop almost all NFL Power Rankings heading into Week 15.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers were just a part of a wild and crazy Week 14 in the NFL. Pittsburgh’s come-from-behind win over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday Night Football was just one of a very entertaining slate of games which took place.

Fans watched the Philadelphia Eagles go into Los Angeles and beat the Rams, but lose their starting quarterback in the process. Jacksonville holds serve at home against the Seattle Seahawks, while some players reacted to fans throwing stuff at them while leaving the field after a crazy finish. And the New England Patriots lose another game in South Beach to the Dolphins where Tom Brady and company didn’t complete a third down conversion the entire game.

Yeah, Week 14 was crazy, but what might be crazy to a lot of Pittsburgh fans is how the team has moved up to the top spot in a lot of the weekly Power Rankings. Before fans rush to the comment section to report how Power Rankings are completely meaningless, know we here at BTSC understand this. While meaningless, they can also create some really good discussion and debate regarding the best, and worst, teams in the NFL.

So, check out where the Steelers are ranked this week, as well as what they are saying about Pittsburgh as the New England Patriots invade Heinz Field Sunday.

ESPN

1. Pittsburgh Steelers
“The Steelers have more sacks in 13 games this season (41) than they did in all of 2016 (38). Part of that is Cameron Heyward recording a career-high 9.0 sacks. Another is T.J. Watt recording the most sacks (6.0) by a Steelers rookie since Kendrell Bell in 2001.”
2. New England Patriots
3. Philadelphia Eagles
4. Los Angeles Rams
5. Minnesota Vikings
6. New Orleans Saints
7. Carolina Panthers
8. Jacksonville Jaguars
9. Seattle Seahawks
10. Atlanta Falcons

NFL.com

1. Pittsburgh Steelers
“The Steelers jump up into the top spot on the heels of another ridiculous three hours of football with the Ravens. The Pittsburgh offense took over late -- kinda like this new Antonio Brown-for-MVP discussion, which is late because, well, it's a topic I broached years ago. Back when everyone thought J.J. Watt was the top defensive player in football -- many felt he should've won the MVP in 2014 -- I believed Brown was the premier offensive player. In that '14 campaign, Brown led the NFL in catches and receiving yards, while notching 13 touchdowns. OK, so Aaron Rodgers was a very deserving MVP winner that season -- I just wanted Brown to be in the discussion. And in 2015? Well, I thought the Steelers wideout deserved serious consideration for the hardware. I mean, dude posted over 1,800 yards receiving with Michael Vick and Landry Jones throwing him the ball for a solid chunk of the season. Brown's on pace for 1,857 yards this season. And while many tout Julio Jones as the most gifted player at the position, Brown has been the far more consistent and productive receiver. Oh, but nowwwww he's an MVP candidate. Got it.”
2. New England Patriots
3. Minnesota Vikings
4. Philadelphia Eagles
5. Los Angeles Rams
6. New Orleans Saints
7. Jacksonville Jaguars
8. Carolina Panthers
9. Los Angeles Chargers
10. Atlanta Falcons

Sporting News

1. Pittsburgh Steelers
“After squeaking by in four of their last five games, the Steelers will have to be at their best Sunday.”
2. New England Patriots
3. Philadelphia Eagles
4. Carolina Panthers
5. Minnesota Vikings
6. Jacksonville Jaguars
7. Los Angeles Rams
8. New Orleans Saints
9. Atlanta Falcons
10. Seattle Seahawks