Just when you think you've got a handle on some of these teams, something unexpected (and in the case of the Eagles, unfortunate) happens. If Carson Wentz's season-ending knee injury wasn't enough to remind you, then the Dolphins' surprising win over the Patriots on Monday night should have.
There's a lot still to be settled with three weeks remaining in the 2017 regular season. And some teams, like the Jaguars, Falcons and Chargers, are getting hot at the right time. Can they sustain it until the end of the month? We're about to find out. And we also know no one wants to face that Jacksonville defense or that L.A. Charger offense right now, either.
NFL POWER RANKINGS
There's a new No. 1 this week as the Steelers take the top spot from the Patriots. The difference is that Pittsburgh found a way to pull out a win late over a division rival. In the process, they're also the projected top seed now in the AFC playoff race. The Eagles are back in the top spot in the NFC, but their season just went sideways with the loss of Wentz.
The Falcons, who are 4-1 in their last five games, rebounded nicely to knock off the Saints on "Thursday Night Football" and are back in the projected sixth seed in the NFC. They jump a spot – from 10 to No. 9 – in this week's power rankings and keep pace in the NFC South. Be sure to also check out where the Falcons currently stand in the NFC playoff picture here (and bookmark it).
Here's how things shake out heading into Week 15: