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Brad Biggs' Week 16 NFL rankings

Last week's rankings in parentheses.

1. Saints 12-2 (2). It wasn't pretty and the Saints aren't quite the same outside of the dome, but they were able to grind out a win at Carolina on Monday night to take firm control of NFC race.

2. Chargers 11-3 (5). Running back Melvin Gordon could return from a knee sprain against the Ravens and Los Angeles is gunning for the top seed in the AFC.

3. Chiefs 11-3 (1). Despite blowing a 14-point lead in loss to Chargers, Kansas City can still claim top seed in AFC playoffs by winning

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