After weeks and weeks of speculation about who the NFL contenders are, we have a chance to see what they do against other contenders.
The next several weeks will be a never ending loop of rearranging playoff positions. How these teams do in the postseason could ultimately be decided by these last handful of regular season games.
1. Minnesota Vikings (8-1)
The talk of an overrated Minnesota team has been vastly overblown. Now let’s see how they finish off their season.
2. Kansas City Chiefs (7-2)
The Chiefs’ winning streak has reached three games despite turning the ball over five times during that stretch. They’re averaging 30.0 points per game so far this season.
3. Philadelphia Eagles (8-1)
The Eagles losing their first game to a division rival shouldn’t knock then off track to a division title and playoff spot.
4. Baltimore Ravens (6-3)
The rest of Baltimore’s schedule can only be described as easy. Ok maybe we can describe it as a joke with their upcoming opponents.
5. Miami Dolphins (7-3)
Miami has scored 30 or more points in their last three games and they’ve extended their winning streak to four. They rank seventh in total points scored.
6. New York Giants (7-2)
The Giants are undefeated when they force multiple turnovers. They’ve forced 12 turnovers this season.
7. Buffalo Bills (6-3)
Josh Allen would love for these games to end in regulation time. He hasn’t done too well in the overtime period in recent games.
8. New York Jets (6-3)
The Jets had their bye in week 10 and they still rank in the top ten in total points allowed.
9. Dallas Cowboys (6-3)
The Cowboys have six turnovers in their three losses and only three turnovers in their six wins.
10. Tennessee Titans (6-3)
Tennessee has outscored their opponents 51-40 in their last three games. They’re 2-1 in those games.
11. San Francisco 49ers (5-4)
The 49ers are averaging 26.5 points per game during their current two game winning streak. They’re averaging 134.0 rushing yards during that stretch.
12. Seattle Seahawks (6-4)
On Sunday, Seattle had it’s worse rushing total since a week two loss. They were averaging 133.7 rushing yards in their first nine games.
13. Los Angeles Chargers (5-4)
The Chargers have lost two out of their last three games. They have five turnovers during that stretch.
14. Cincinnati Bengals (5-4)
The Bengals come off their bye week with a trip to Pittsburgh and then Tennessee.
15. New England Patriots (5-4)
The Patriots come off their bye week to face the Jets then travel to Minnesota.
16. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-5)
Why does it feel like we’ve been here before, doubting Tom Brady and wondering if age has caught up to him. Then he goes out and proves us all wrong.
17. Washington Commanders
Washington has won four out of their last five games, scoring a total of 102 points in that span. Their next two games come against teams with a current losing record.
18. Arizona Cardinals (4-6)
The Cardinals have forced nine turnovers in their four victories this season. They have a total of five in their losses.
19. Green Bay Packers (4-6)
Aaron Rodgers beating the Cowboys has at least proven he can (still) rise to the occasion of a big game.
20. Atlanta Falcon (4-6)
Marcus Mariota has started all ten games for the Falcons this season. He’s had only three games passing for over 200 yards.
21. Indianapolis Colts (4-5-1)
It’s crazy that a former lineman can get off the couch and coach a team to an NFL victory. What’s even crazier is a former statue (Matt Ryan) all of sudden learned to scramble for long yardage.
22. Los Angeles Rams (3-6)
The Rams have extended their losing streak to three games, averaging 14.6 points per game during that stretch. They rank 29th in total points scored.
23. Pittsburgh Steelers (3-6)
The Steelers win over the Saints snapped a two game losing streak. They are 3-1 when they score 20 points or more.
24. Carolina Panthers (3-7)
The Panthers have held their opponents to under 200 yards passing for the third time this season, but they’re only 1-2 in those games.
25. Detroit Lions (3-6)
The Lions average 24.3 points per game and they’ve scored 30 or more points in four games this season. They rank ninth in total points scored.
26. Cleveland Browns (3-6)
The Browns plan of keeping in contention until Deshaun Watson returns is not working out the way they thought it would.
27. New Orleans Saints (3-7)
Dennis Allen had an 8-28 record as a head coach before taking over the Saints job. He hasn’t giving us any reason to believe he’ll finish this season with a winning record.
28. Denver Broncos (3-6)
Denver has allowed a league low 149 points, while scoring a league low 131 points.
29. Chicago Bears (3-7)
Chicago is averaging 31.0 points per game during their last four games. Unfortunately they are 1-3 in those games.
30. Jacksonville Jaguars (3-7)
Trevor Lawrence has looked marginally better this season along with Jacksonville’s offense. He hasn’t been the savior he was touted to be when they drafted him.
31. Houston Texans (1-7-1)
Right now the Texans should probably look towards the NFL draft, because making the playoffs is improbable at this point. At least they’ll have Cleveland’s first round pick to go along with their own.
32. Las Vegas Raiders (2-7)
The Raiders are ranked 28th in total yards allowed and total points allowed. They are winless when they fail to score 30 points.