Thanksgiving is here and that means December is right around the corner. And this is when teams want to be playing their best football of the year. While no team has been officially eliminated, December will make or break several NFC and AFC teams that are currently in the hunt for one of those six postseason spots.
NFL POWER RANKINGS
The top three spots in the Wildly Important NFL Power Rankings remain unchanged following Week 11. The Rams, last week's No. 4 team, drops down to No. 7 after losing to the Vikings on the road. Minnesota and that defense looks like it's for real and jumps from No. 7 to the fifth spot. Speaking of defense, the Jaguars also move up a spot – from ninth to eighth.
Another team on the move? The Falcons, who jump from No. 12 to the 10 spot after beating the Seahawks. Atlanta has now won four of its last five games. Even better? While five NFC teams are either 6-4 or 5-5 this season – the Falcons (6-4), Lions (6-4), Seahawks (6-4), Packers (5-5) and Cowboys (5-5) – Atlanta has defeated all four of the others head-to-head this season. Here's how things shake out heading into Week 12: