Right now in the NFL teams close to the .500 mark are plentiful. Some of the lower tier teams are starting to figure some stuff out, while others might be secretly giving up at this point.
All the teams at the top are looking towards the post-season and trying to stay away from injuries. Seven weeks left until all this clutter is separated and put in its right place.
1. Baltimore Ravens (7-2)
He might not win the MVP award but Lamar Jackson is must-see television. Then again he might win the award when it’s all said and done.
2. Seattle Seahawks (8-2)
Jadeveon Clowney looked like an absolute monster on Monday night. The overall numbers might not show it but he helps other players get in position to get plays.
3. San Francisco 49ers (8-1)
The 49ers lost one game this season and talk after the game would make you believe they have the Cincinnati Bengals’ record (or Marcus Mariota at quarterback).
4. New England Patriots (8-1)
The Patriots rank second in the league in scoring, averaging 30.0 points per game. The offense seems to feed of its defense giving them a short field.
5. Green Bay Packers (8-2)
Green Bay’s offense has really spread the love around. They have scored 13 rushing and 17 passing touchdowns respectively.
6. Minnesota Vikings (7-3)
The Vikings are undefeated when they hold an opponent to under 100 yards rushing and force a turnover in the same game.
7. New Orleans Saints (7-2)
The Saints looked bad in a division rivalry game. It’s sort of funny that we heard the “what if Teddy Bridewater started” talk after the game.
8. Houston Texans (6-3)
After a much needed bye week, Houston should come out the gate firing. They average 26.4 points per game.
9. Kansas City Chiefs (6-4)
I’m pretty sure Bo Jackson could hop out of one of those Heisman house commercials and rush for over 100 yards versus the Chiefs.
10. Buffalo Bills (6-3)
After a 3-0 start the Bills have been up and down in their last six games. They still rank third in overall defense and none of their opponents have eclipsed 400 yards of offense in any game they’ve played.
11. Indianapolis Colts (5-4)
I bet when the season started you didn’t think you would say “the Colts sure need Jacoby Brisset to be healthy next week.”
12. Los Angeles Rams (5-4)
The Rams have two winning streaks surrounding a losing streak and now another loss. Are they starting a new losing streak?
13. Dallas Cowboys (5-4)
Dallas has let their opponents run too freely against them. They’ve only held a team to under 100 yards rushing three times this season.
14. Carolina Panthers (5-4)
Carolina has lost two out of three games, scoring 30 in the win and a total of 29 in the two losses. They have six turnovers in that stretch.
15. Philadelphia Eagles (5-4)
Coming off the bye week, the Eagles face the Patriots coming off their bye week. They had a two game winning streak going so maybe they keep it going…not likely though.
16. Pittsburgh Steelers (5-4)
The Steelers haven’t had the best track record of drafting defensive backs through the years. Trading their first round pick for Minkah Fitzpatrick has paid off.
17. Oakland Raiders (5-4)
The Raiders are quietly putting a good season together. They’re currently on a two game winning streak and their next two opponents have two wins total.
18. Tennessee Titans (5-5)
Ryan Tannehill has eight touchdown passes in six games played. He has three games with multiple scores through the air.
19. Jacksonville Jaguars (4-5)
The Jags can climb the ranks of the AFC south coming off their bye week. They face one opponent with a winning record in their next five games.
20. Chicago Bears (4-5)
The Bears snapped a four game losing streak despite giving up over 350 yards for a sixth time this season.
21. Los Angeles Chargers (4-6)
Phillip Rivers now has 14 passing touchdowns and 10 interceptions this season. He’s throwing for enough yards but mistakes are starting to hurt him.
22. Arizona Cardinals (3-6-1)
The Cardinals have only six turnovers on the season. Five interceptions and only one lost fumble. That’s keeping them competitive.
23. Denver Broncos (3-6)
The Broncos come off the bye week to face a brutal final seven games. Only two of their opponents have a losing record.
24. Detroit Lions (3-5-1)
Detroit has scored only two rushing touchdowns out of 22 offensive scores. They average 3.7 yards per carry.
25. Cleveland Browns (3-6)
The Browns snapped a four game losing streak by holding their second opponent this season under 20 points. The offense averages 19.0 points per game, which is near the bottom of the NFL.
26. Atlanta Falcons (2-7)
The Falcons beat down of the Saints might be categorized as an aberration as compared to the rest of their season. That’s exactly how I’d categorized that game as well.
27. Miami Dolphins (2-7)
The Dolphins are on a two game winning streak with a roster full of players who would be backups on other teams.
28. New York Jets (2-7)
The Jets collected their second win, beating their in-stadium rivals in the process. They will need to improve on the 14.4 points per game they average.
29. New York Giants (2-8)
The Giants have the most turnovers in the NFL with 24. Rookie Daniel Jones has been sacked 32 times in nine games played.
30. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-6)
The Bucs average 28.9 points per game which leads the NFC (no, seriously). They are also among the league leaders with 21 turnovers.
31. Washington Redskins (1-8)
The Redskins have finally made Dwayne Haskins the starter for good this season. Now if they can only protect him and call some good plays to keep him upright.
32. Cincinnati Bengals (0-9)
Cincinnati benched Andy Dalton in an attempt to see what other options they have on the current roster. They will probably be looking for other options in the off season.