2010 NFL Power Rankings: Week 14

Updated: December 7, 2010, 2:08 PM ET

The Atlanta Falcons own the top spot in the latest ESPN.com NFL Power Rankings for the fourth straight week -- but just barely.

The New England Patriots' 45-3 romp over the New York Jets on "Monday Night Football" solidified the Pats' hold on the No. 2 spot, but they couldn't quite nudge the Falcons off their perch. New England will face another highly ranked opponent in Week 14, the No. 8 Chicago Bears. Another impressive win might push the Patriots over the top.

The Pittsburgh Steelers leaped to No. 3 in the rankings with a narrow victory over the Baltimore Ravens, who remain in the No. 4 spot. The New Orleans Saints moved into the top five after their fifth consecutive win, and the Jets fell to No. 6.

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Editor's note: "LW" indicates each team's ranking in the Week 13 edition of the 2010 Power Rankings.

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