NFL POWER RANKINGS: Where all 32 teams stand heading into Week 14
In the NFC, the Cowboys and Seahawks look well on their way to first-round byes, though the season-ending injury of Earl Thomas makes the Seahawks a little more vulnerable.
The Lions, at 8-4, are right in the mix of things, too. Down in the NFC South, the red-hot Bucs are now tied with the Falcons for the division lead. The Wild Card picture still points toward the Giants and Redskins making the post-season, but a tough schedule for the G-Men could complicate things.Then, in the AFC, we have the Patriots and Raiders ahead of the pack at 10-2, but the Chiefs are lurking as maybe the scariest team in football. That's what league execs told Bleacher Report's Mike Freeman , anyway. Meanwhile, the Steelers and Ravens are still battling for the AFC North. And then there is the AFC South, where three 6-6 teams are all tied for first.
In short, the last month of football will be exciting and chaotic. Just the way we like it.