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The NFL season slope will now be heading downwards towards the postseason. Some teams are on the fast track to be participants and the others can’t get to their offseason vacation destination fast enough.
Smack dab right in the middle of all that is a huge chunk of the league’s teams that haven’t solidified anything at this point. We are definitely at that funny point of the season where the playoffs are rapidly approaching, but there’s still plenty of time left (somehow).
1. Green Bay Packers (8-2)
Aaron Rodgers returned on Sunday and threw for 292 passing yards and led the team on two touchdown drives. The Packers have 25 offensive touchdowns this season.
2. Tennessee Titans (8-2)
The Titans have pushed their win streak to six games. They face Houston and then New England before their bye week.
3. Arizona Cardinals (8-2)
The Cardinals’ injury list is growing with big names and as a result the team has lost two out of their last three games.
4. Dallas Cowboys (7-2)
Dak Prescott averages 292.6 passing yards per game with 20 touchdowns through the air. They’ve won two out of their last three games.
5. Baltimore Ravens (6-3)
The Ravens have lost two out of three games and they have a total of four turnovers in that span. They have 12 total turnovers on the season.
6. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-3)
The Buccaneers are now on a two game losing streak, turning the ball over five times in that span.
7. Los Angeles Rams (7-3)
The new look Rams didn’t look great on Monday night. They’ve allowed an average of 32.0 points per game in their three losses.
8. Buffalo Bills (6-3)
The Bills’ defense leads the NFL with 15 interceptions and they’ve given up only six passing touchdowns. They’ve allowed a total of 1,712 passing yards this season, which leads the NFL.
9. New England Patriots (6-4)
In 2020, the Patriots forced 22 turnovers all season. This season’s Patriots team has forced 17 turnovers already. New England is now ranked second in total points allowed.
10. Kansas City Chiefs (6-4)
Tyreek Hill has 75 catches for 855 yards and eight receiving touchdowns. The Chiefs have 25 touchdowns through the air this season.
11. Las Vegas Raiders (5-4)
The Raiders have lost two in a row, getting outscored 64-30 during that span. They’ve allowed 112 points in four losses this season.
12. New Orleans Saints (5-4)
The Saints are on a two game losing streak, getting outscored by a total of four points. They have two turnovers and they haven’t forced any in that span.
13. Cincinnati Bengals (5-4)
The Bengals have lost two in a row, getting outscored 75-47. They come off their bye week to face the Raiders and then Pittsburgh.
14. Los Angeles Chargers (5-4)
The Chargers have lost three out of four games, getting outscored 112-77. They play Pittsburgh on Sunday night football.
15. Carolina Panthers (5-5)
The Panthers allow an average of 173.7 passing yards per game to opponents, which leads the NFL. Cam Newton scored two touchdowns in his return to Carolina, who snapped a two game losing streak.
16. Cleveland Browns (5-5)
The Browns have lost four out of their last six games. They play Detroit on Sunday, followed by a division showdown with Baltimore.
17. Pittsburgh Steelers (5-3-1)
Najee Harris has 963 yards from scrimmage and six total touchdowns. His 176 rushing attempts are ranked second in the NFL.
18. Indianapolis Colts (5-5)
Jonathan Taylor has 937 rushing yards and nine touchdowns on the ground. He has the longest run in the NFL this season (83 yards).
19. Denver Broncos (5-5)
The Broncos are a very streaky team to say the least. They just snapped their latest win streak with their loss to the Eagles.
20. Minnesota Vikings (4-5)
The Vikings snapped a two game losing streak on Sunday. They have 29 sacks on the season, which is tied for first in the NFL.
21. San Francisco 49ers (4-5)
Elijah Mitchell has 560 rushing yards in six games played this season. He’s averaging 4.8 yards per carry and he has not fumbled the ball.
22. Philadelphia Eagles (4-6)
The Eagles have won two out of three games, outscoring their opponents by a total of 98-46. They average 25.7 points per game this season.
23. Atlanta Falcons (4-5)
The Falcons had their bye week already, but we’ll just go ahead and forget their game against the Cowboys as well. They play the (all of sudden dangerous) New England Patriots on Thursday night.
24. Chicago Bears (3-6)
Chicago has lost four in a row, but they’ve scored a total of 49 points in their last two games. They come off their bye week to face Baltimore.
25. New York Giants (3-6)
The Giants have scored 16 total touchdowns on offense and they average 19.9 points per game. They come off their bye week to face Tampa Bay.
26. Seattle Seahawks (3-6)
The Seahawks defense has 15 sacks, which ranks them 29th in the NFL. They’ve lost four out of five games.
27. Miami Dolphins (3-7)
The Dolphins are on a two game winning streak, outscoring their opponents by a total of 39-19. The defense has accounted 76 quarterback hits (first in the NFL) and 21 sacks.
28. Washington Football Team (3-6)
Washington snapped a four game losing streak, holding the Buccaneers to 273 yards of total offense. They are ranked 27th in total yards allowed.
29. New York Jets (2-7)
The Jets allow an average of 283.2 passing yards per game. They have forced two interceptions this season, which is the lowest total in the NFL.
30. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-7)
The Jaguars have lost two out of three games. They average 16.6 points per game, which is second to last in the league.
31. Houston Texans (1-8)
The Texans average 14.2 points per game, which is last in the NFL. They come off their bye week to face division leading Tennessee.
32. Detroit Lions (0-8-1)
Well, the Lions didn’t lose on Sunday, and that should be considered progress.