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NFL salary cap to increase in 2019

Another new year, another increase to the NFL salary cap.

The NFL announced on Tuesday that the salary cap is projected to increase to somewhere between an estimated $187 million and $191.1 million for the 2019 season. The NFL salary cap this season was set at $177.2 million, which means that the salary cap is expected to increase by at least $10 million.

2019 will be the sixth straight year that the salary cap is projected to increase by $10 million or more. Since 2014 when it was set at $133 million, the NFL salary cap has increased by roughly $54 million based on the 2019 projection.

If you go back even farther to 2004, the NFL salary cap will have increased by more that $100 million over the past 15 years.

According to spotrac’s NFL Team Salary Cap Tracker, the Indianapolis Colts are projected to have the most cap space to work within the 2019 offseason with the New York Jets coming in just behind them.

The Detroit Lions are projected to have just under $40 million of available funds, which is the 16th most cap space and just below the approximately $42.7 million league average.

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DSN’s Week 15 NFL Power Rankings revealed

What a week in the NFL. The New Orleans Saints hold on to the top spot and every other team let them pretty much guarantee a #1 final ranking in three weeks. They will be tough to catch. The Rams slide as do the Steelers. Many teams are eliminated from playoff contention and there are still are 16 in the hunt. All kinds of crazy twists in the Week 15 NFL Power Rankings.

#1 New Orleans Saints (11-2)

Weekly Results: W, 28-14 @ #18 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Ranking Points: 184.62

Last Week:  1   Change: —

Note: The Saints are back in control with 3 games to go.

#2 Dallas Cowboys (8-5)

Weekly Results: W, 29-23 @ #13 Philadelphia Eagles

Ranking Points: 127.8

Last Week: 4   Change: +2

Note: Make it 6 in a row. A big divisional win on the road.

#3 Kansas City Chiefs (11-2)

Weekly Results:  W, 27-24 (OT) vs. #10 Baltimore Ravens

Ranking Points: 127.27

Last Week: 6     Change: +3

Note: In charge of the AFC and it’s a 1-game lead. Home field almost locked up.

#4 Los Angeles Rams (11-2)

Weekly Results:  L, 15-6 @ #14 Chicago Bears

Ranking Points: 116.1

Last Week: 2   Change: -2

Note: Having the advantage in the NFC didn’t last long as they were shut down on the road.

#5 Houston Texans (9-4) 

Weekly Results: L, 21-24 vs. #15 Indianapolis Colts

Ranking Points: 108.05

Last Week: 5    Change: —

Note: The 1st loss in 10 games for this team. They are in great position for a playoff run and a run at a top 3 spot in the AFC.

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