There's something about December that brings out the best in some teams – they see an opportunity and seize it. Other teams begin to wilt because, well, they're just not as good. That's what we're witnessing here down the final stretch of the season and the Wildly Important NFL Power Rankings certainly reflect as much as we head into the final weeks of the regular season.
NFL POWER RANKINGS
With just two games left, some teams are already in playoff mode and desperately trying to stave off elimination, while others have been reduced to the role of spoilers. Regardless, after a wild and wacky Week 15, there's a new No. 1 team in this week's power rankings and a major shake-up in the top five. Only 12 of the 32 teams did not move in this week's rankings. It's all about who's playing the best football and who's built to succeed in the playoffs.
Here's how things shake out heading into Week 16: