Top teams struggled to prove their dominance while others kept their playoff hopes alive. I don't have a lot of time so I'll be brief with this week's post. I am looking forward to the final weeks of football when the games really start to matter where I'm sure there will be some surprises.
Atop the AFC the New England Patriots proved on Monday night they are ready for the playoffs with a victory over the AFC North-leading Ravens who are now behind Pittsburgh who beat the Bills. Right behind New England are the Chiefs who showed Thursday that they want to take charge in the AFC West over the Raiders as the Super Bowl champion Broncos dwindle to the Titans. Ties atop the West and South still need to be decided while the Wild Card is going to be a tough fight with Miami, Baltimore, Tennessee, and Indianapolis hoping to stay alive.
The Cowboys remain at the top but they received their second defeat of the season to the New York Giants who proved to be the only team that could be them and are gaining steam towards playoff time.
Other teams that are also arguing against their position as contenders are the Seahawks who lost badly to the Packers and the Lions who were nearly upset by the Bears. The Falcon beat a weak Rams team that just fired their coach and the Bucs moved ahead of the Redskins in what looks like the weaker conference.
Games I'm looking forward to are: Patriots vs. Broncos, Cowboys and Buccaneers, Titans vs. Chiefs, and Lions vs. Giants.