Mid-December should be about as good as it gets in the NFL, but instead of being treated to plentiful playoff-race drama, we've got all the chatter about the wisdom of resting starters with the postseason vs. perfection argument, the exercise of putting Randy Moss either on trial or on the couch, and the deflating realization that six of the eight division races are effectively over.
You'd think with two teams at 13-0 for the first time ever, there'd be no shortage of excitement as we stare down the final three weeks, but it doesn't quite feel that way to me. Maybe a little downer of a December leads to a juicier January, and 2010 enters with a bang in the NFL. I'd take that trade off. Wouldn't you?
And now on to this week's rankings...
NFL Power Rankings
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