NFL Power Rankings, Week 17: Eagles bury Cowboys, Ravens clinch No. 1 seed

PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 22: Josh Sweat #94 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates his sack on Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys during the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field on December 22, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Dallas Cowboys 17-9. (Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 22: Josh Sweat #94 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates his sack on Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys during the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field on December 22, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Dallas Cowboys 17-9. (Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images) /
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22. New York Jets (28)

Revenge was on the mind of Le’Veon Bell with his former team in the Pittsburgh Steelers coming to town for Week 16.

And even though the New York Jets were officially eliminated from the playoffs weeks ago, the team was still in position to mess things up for the Steelers.

In fact, thanks to the Jets handing the Steelers a 16-10 loss on Sunday, Pittsburgh is no longer in control of their own playoff destiny.

For the most part, this year has been a major disappointment for New York since many believed this team could potentially be a surprise contender in the AFC, but wins like Sunday over Pittsburgh seem to give hope for the future.

Looking back at wins over the Steelers and Dallas Cowboys from this season, the Jets could use 2019 as a learning experience to make sure they make the necessary leap next year, especially if Sam Darnold continues to develop.

Darnold’s numbers (183 passing yards with a touchdown) may not seem like the biggest deal in the world, but thanks to the Jet’s defense coming through, they were enough to help beat the Steelers.