The New England Patriots and Carolina Panthers are firmly entrenched in the top two spots. The Cards and Bengals have been consistently in the Top 5. After that? A crapshoot.

By Chris Burke
November 25, 2015

Nine teams hold winning records at the moment. That's it. 

The NFL's transcendent mediocrity will make for some fascinating playoff races—at least 25 teams have a realistic shot—but also poses a challenge when it comes to Power Rankings. Very few teams deserve to be ascending. Most spots, especially those from 10 through about 22, are more or less interchangeable.

Nevertheless, here's how things stack up as Turkey Day arrives: 

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HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)