The Vikings are not a top-level team by any stretch, but they are playing hard for rookie head coach Mike Zimmer and showing improvement.
The 49ers appear to be in a rapid decline after losing at home to the Seahawks and inexplicably finding a way to drop a game at the hands of the Oakland Raiders.
After throwing an interception that was returned for a touchdown on the first play of the game, beleaguered Geno Smith actually played one of his best games as he completed 18-of-29 passes for 254 yards with a touchdown.
Stop the presses! Peyton Manning’s streak of 51 straight games with a TD pass came to an end in the Broncos’ 24-17 victory over the Buffalo Bills in Week 14.
The Raiders pulled off one of the most shocking upsets of the season when they defeated the San Francisco 49ers at home last week.
After being pushed to the brink by the lowly Jets and losing at home to the Ravens, the Dolphins may be facing a difficult lesson when they go to New England to take on the high-powered Patriots.
After getting blanked by the Rams 24-0 at home, there’s little doubt that the Redskins are a team in disarray as they head towards the completion of the 2014 season.
The Jaguars would appear to be in over their heads as they go on the road to take on a tough Baltimore team that comes into the game with momentum following their Week 14 come-from-behind road victory over Miami.
Ben Roethlisberger has had one of his better statistical seasons, and there’s no reason he can’t build on that against the Falcons’ weak secondary.
The Andy Dalton show shuffles on, and the Bengals don’t know what they are going to get from their quarterback from one week to the next.
Ryan Fitzpatrick was replaced by Ryan Mallett earlier in the year, but an injury to Mallet has given Fitzpatrick another opportunity, and he is making the most of it.
Despite the optimism shown by head coach Bruce Arians that the Cardinals were capable of winning the Super Bowl with Drew Stanton at quarterback, there has been little evidence that they are truly capable of making that kind of run with their backup quarterback.
After dropping a tough 23-14 loss this past Sunday evening to the AFC East-leading New England Patriots, the Chargers find themselves sitting at 8-4 with three games remaining in the regular season.
For the New England Patriots, they left town with what they wanted, a 23-14 victory. Meantime, the Chargers continue to show that they are not quite there with the upper echelon of the AFC, particularly the Patriots and the Denver Broncos.
In early October the Los Angeles Times reported that NFL owners referenced a couple of locations in the city of Carson for a potential site for an NFL Stadium.