We're getting our first snowfall of the season here in Wisconsin as I work my way through this week's NFL power rankings, and that must mean it's time for those big, divisional showdowns that we love to hype once December rolls around.
We've got some doozys in Week 13. Legitimately pivotal games that will go a long way toward shaping the playoff field: Pittsburgh at Baltimore Sunday night, the Jets at New England Monday night, and Atlanta at Tampa Bay late Sunday afternoon. That's five first-place teams and a scrappy and surprising playoff contender going head to head over the course of about 32 hours. Not bad for the first weekend of the regular season's final month, and there's more where that came from thanks to the NFL back-loading its schedule with so many divisional matchups this year. Let's hope it's a December to remember.
Now on to this week's rankings...
NFL Power Rankings, Week 13