NFL Power Rankings

Tuesday, December 14, 2004 at 1:00am

Top of the World

1. Steelers 12-1: Jerome Bettis threw a TD pass and ran for another in win over Jets.

2. Patriots 12-1: Clinched the AFC East, and a playoff berth for the third time in four years.

3. Eagles 12-1: Offense scores at a clip of 27.5 points per game. Defense allows 15.

4. Colts 10-3: Streak of scoring 40 or more points snapped at four with season-low 23 at Houston.

5. Chargers 10-3: On the brink of their first playoff appearance in nine years.

6. Falcons 10-3: Clinched just their third division title in franchise history.

7. Jets 9-4: Now they

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