The Arizona Cardinals remain in the top three of our rankings, how did the rest of the league end up?
Another starting quarterback fell this week and it could be disasterous for the Cincinnati Bengals as they have yet to secure anything. By virtue of their season success to this point they should make it into the playoffs, however not clinching the division and a bye by this point may cost them. With the loss to the Steelers on Sunday, the black and gold are now only two games behind with three to play. Three games the Bengals will play without Andy Dalton.
Elsewhere, the Patriots locked up their division, the Panthers locked up a bye, and the Arizona Cardinals can do the same this coming week if all the cards fall into the right spot. At the very least a win over the currently-tied-for-the-lead-in-the-NFC-East Eagles will give them the division and a home game, a win and a Green Bay loss gives them the second seed.
We have a new number 32 teams this week as the bottom half of the rankings churn quite a bit, the top half saw only a little movement. Now is the time time for the game to be played like there is no tomorrow, for some teams, there may not be.
Dec 13, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) scrambles as San Francisco 49ers nose tackle Mike Purcell (64) pursues during the fourth quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports