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Week 14 NFL Power Rankings: 1-32 poll, plus who's under fire in the final month
The NFL Power Rankings looked at players, coaches and executives on the not seat in the preseason. Now that we're in the home stretch of the regular season, we figured we'd revisit this subject and see who was under fire going into the final month.

No.1: Baltimore
No.2: San Francisco
No.3: New England
No.4: New Orleans
No.5: Seattle

No.27: Atlanta
No.28: New York Jets
No.29: Miami
No.30: Washington
No.31: New York Giants
No.32: Cincinnati


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Ron Rivera out as Carolina coach after nine seasons
Secondary coach Perry Fewell has been named interim head coach. Offensive coordinator Norv Turner will transition to special assistant to the head coach, and quarterbacks coach Scott Turner will serve as offensive coordinator.

Rivera ended his nine-year tenure at Carolina as the winningest coach in team history, with a 76-63-1 regular season record and a 3-4 postseason mark. He was a two-time NFL Coach of the Year and took the team to Super Bowl 50 following the 2015 season, but finished with only three winning seasons since taking over in 2011. He is looked at as one of the best defensive minds in the game league wide.


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Ravens sign two-way player Patrick Ricard to 2-year extension
The Baltimore Ravens signed fullback-defensive tackle Patrick Ricard to a two-year extension Tuesday, keeping one of the NFL's most versatile players under contract through the 2021 season. After going undrafted out of Maine, the player known as "Project Pat" for playing both sides of the ball has carved a unique niche in his third season. Ricard, 25, who leads all fullbacks in Pro Bowl voting, has been a key blocker for the NFL's top-rushing attack. He also has recorded nine tackles, one sack, one forced fumble and one pass defensed.

Saints re-sign linebacker Manti Te'o in wake of injuries, source says
Te'o, 28, has been out of the NFL this season after spending the previous two years in New Orleans. The Saints apparently needed more depth after starting middle linebacker Kiko Alonso and starting strongside linebacker A.J. Klein suffered unspecified injuries during last Thursday night's win at Atlanta. Te'o, a Heisman Trophy runner-up at Notre Dame, spent his first four seasons with the San Diego Chargers. He has started 46 games in his career, including 12 with the Saints, with 301 career tackles.
 

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49ers suspend radio analyst Tim Ryan for Lamar Jackson comments

The San Francisco 49ers suspended radio analyst Tim Ryan on Wednesday after he said on a Bay Area radio station that Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson's dark skin helps him disguise a dark football when running fake handoffs in Baltimore's zone-read-heavy offense. Ryan will not broadcast Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints while serving the suspension. The Niners released a statement on the matter Wednesday evening from Florida, where they are practicing at IMG Academy in preparation to play at the Saints after losin 20-17 to the Ravens last week.
 

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Ronnie Lott, Adam Vinatieri among DBs, special teamers on NFL All-Time Team

Safety Ronnie Lott and cornerbacks Mel Blount, Mike Haynes and Dick "Night Train" Lane are unanimous selections for the NFL's All-Time Team. The other cornerbacks are Deion Sanders, Rod Woodson, Willie Brown and Darrell Green. All of the cornerbacks are in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. So are the safeties. Joining Lott are Ken Houston, Emlen Tunnell, Larry Wilson, Ed Reed (who entered the Hall this year), and Jack Christiansen. Place-kicker Adam Vinatien is the only current player chosen among specialists. The other place-kicker is Hall of Famer Jan Stenerud. Punters are Hall of Famer Ray Guy and Shane Lechler, and the kick returners are Devin Hester and Billy "White Shoes" Johnson.
 
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