Paul Domowitch's NFL power rankings for Dec. 27 (last week's rankings in parentheses):

1     Patriots      13-2     (1)

Playoff home-field advantage seems to be a birthright for Tom Brady.

2     Cowboys     13-2     (2)

Dak Prescott has thrown an interception in just 3 of 15 games. 

3     Raiders       12-3     (3)

Anybody who thinks Raiders can make it to SB with Matt McGloin, raise your hand.

4     Chiefs          11-4     (5)

Dontari Poe will start at QB vs. Chargers in final regular-season game.

5     Steelers      10-5     (6)

Mike Tomlin’s team has made the playoffs 7 out of 10 years. Take that, Terry Bradshaw.

6     Falcons       10-5     (9)

Matt Ryan leads the league in touchdown percentage and yards per attempt.

7     Packers      9-6        (11)

The defense is going to need to make a few stops against the Lions this week.

8     Lions           9-6        (7)

Four of their 14 giveaways have come in back-to-back losses to the Giants and Cowboys.

9     Giants         10-5     (4)

How far can they go with a run game that’s averaging 3.5 yards per carry?

10  Dolphins    10-5     (13)

Ryan Tannehill is expected back from Lourdes sometime later this week.

11  Texans               9-6        (16)

QB Tom Savage was 2 for 7 for 13 yards in first half of playoff-clinching win.

12  Redskins    8-6-1    (17)

They have lost 3 of their last 5 and are on the playoff bubble.

13  Seahawks  9-5-1    (12)

Season-high 4 TD passes by Russell Wilson and they still lose.

14  Ravens              8-7        (16)

Antonio Brown’s outstretched arm ended the Ravens’ playoff hopes.

15  Broncos      8-7        (14)

Injuries neutered their defense in the second half of the season.

16  Bills             7-8        (18)

NFL’s longest playoff drought now is at 17 years and counting. So long, Rex.

17  Bucs            8-7        (8)

A playoff shot on the line and they come up small vs. the Saints. C’mon, man.

18  Titans         8-7        (10)

And just like that, Cinderella’s carriage turned back into a pumpkin.

19  Saints          7-8        (21)

Even with Drew Brees’ 35 TD passes, Saints missed the playoffs for the 3rd straight year.

20  Cardinals   6-8-1    (22)

Underperforming Carson Palmer has a $24.1 million cap number next season.

21  Bengals      5-9-1    (19)

Without A.J. Green, Bengals scored a season-low 10 points vs. the Texans.

22  Eagles         6-9        (23)

On the bright side, they beat 3 playoff teams and took a 4th into OT.

23  Colts            7-8        (20)

Will owner Jim Irsay stand pat after missing the playoffs for the 2nd straight year?

24  Vikings       7-8        (24)

Their once-feared defense has given up 72 points in the last two games.

25  Panthers    6-9        (25)

Cam Newton has completed just 45.3 percent of his passes in his last 6 starts.

26  Jaguars      3-12     (28)

Does Shad Khan need to look any further for his next coach than Doug Marrone?

27  Bears          3-12     (27)

Matt Barkley is averaging an interception every 17 pass attempts.

28  Chargers    5-10     (26)

They lost to the Browns. I repeat, they lost to the Browns.

29  Jets             4-11     (29)

Who knew coaching a bad awful football team could cause kidney stones?

30  49ers          2-13     (31)

The Rams are the only team they’ve held under 23 points this season.

31  Rams           4-11     (30)

So, tell me again why GM Les Snead wasn’t fired along with Jeff Fisher.

32  Browns       1-14     (32)

Well, at least they won’t be remembered as the last 0-16 team.