Paul Domowitch's NFL power rankings for Dec. 20:

      1    Patriots      12-2     (1)

      Can they really win a Super Bowl with Julian Edelman as Brady’s go-to receiver?

      2    Cowboys    12-2     (2)

      Ezekiel Elliott had a season-high 159 rushing yards v. Bucs.

      3    Raiders      11-3     (4)

      Derek Carr has thrown just six interceptions in 529 attempts.

      4    Giants        11-4     (6)

      They’ve given up just 13 points the last two weeks in wins over Cowboys and Lions.

      5    Chiefs        10-4     (3)

      Blew a 10-point fourth-quarter lead to the Titans.

      6    Steelers     9-5       (7)

       Wait. They lost to the Eagles?

      7    Lions          9-5       (5)

      They’ll face the Packers at Ford Field in Week 17 for all the NFC North marbles.

      8    Bucs          8-6       (8)

      They might be the second best team in the NFC. And not make the playoffs.

      9    Falcons            9-5       (9)

      Wait, wait. They lost to the Eagles too?

      10  Titans         8-6       (11)

      DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry have combined for 1,636 rushing yards, 13 TDs.

      11  Packers      8-6       (10)

      Haven’t heard much fire-Mike McCarthy noise from the cheeseheads lately.

      12  Seahawks  9-4-1    (13)

      Unbeatable at home, and 2-4-1 on the road.

       13  Dolphins     9-5       (14)

      Matt Moore threw 4 TD passes in place of injured Ryan Tannehill.

       14  Broncos     8-6       (12)

      They’ve converted six third downs in the last three games.

       15  Texans       8-6       (16)

      Benching your starting QB this late in the season seldom ends well.

       16  Ravens            8-6       (17)

      Their No. 1-ranked run defense gave up 169 rushing yards to the Eagles.

       17  Redskins    7-6-1    (15)

      Typical Redskins. Blew a golden playoff opportunity by losing to a 5-8 team.

       18  Bills            7-7       (18)

      Add the Bills to the list of teams expected to be looking for a new head coach.

       19  Bengals      5-8-1    (20)

      Loss to the Steelers ended their slim playoff hopes.

       20  Colts          7-7       (24)

      They need to come away with a win in Oakland Saturday to keep division title hopes alive.

       21  Saints         6-8       (26)

      Drew Brees has eight games with three or more TD passes. And a defense that has wasted them.

       22  Cardinals    5-8-1    (21)

      Cardinals  have allowed 30.7 points per game in the last seven games.

       23  Eagles        5-9       (22)

      Howie Roseman’s offseason shopping list is thicker than the Manhattan phone book.

       24  Vikings       7-7       (19)

      So much for thinking Adrian Peterson’s return would give them a shot in the arm.

       25  Panthers    6-8       (23)

      Ruining the Redskins’ Christmas should make theirs a little merrier.

       26  Chargers    5-9       (25)

      Philip Rivers has more turnovers by himself – 23 – than 25 of the league’s 32 teams.

       27  Bears         3-11     (27)

      Matt Barkley has thrown seven INTs in just 162 pass attempts.

       28  Jaguars            2-12     (29)

      They have a league-worst minus-17 turnover differential.

       29  Jets            4-10     (28)

      Can’t wait for that Bryce Petty-Christian Hackenberg training camp battle next summer.

       30  Rams         4-10     (30)

      Well, at least Rams fans can look forward to getting a high pick in the draft. Oh, wait. No.

       31  49ers          1-13     (31)

      Niners are on pace to give up the third most points in NFL history.

      32  Browns       0-14     (32)

      I think the Browns’ game plans have been hacked by the Russians.