The end of NFL regular season is creeping up on us, and here’s the top-10 teams thus far.
10.) Detroit Lions
In a division that includes the always dangerous Packers and upstart Vikings, it’s the Lions that have first place all to themselves.
Though a couple of their wins have been very unimpressive, they’ve shown the ability to grind out victories, which speaks volumes.
9.) Atlanta Falcons
Led by the NFL’s leading receiver yet again, Atlanta finds themselves sitting pretty atop the AFC South.
It would be the first time since 2012 that the Falcons reached the postseason, and they should make some noise in the AFC.
8.) Denver Broncos
The defending champs were supposed to take a considerable step back in 2016, but the defense has again proven to be among the league’s elite, and Denver again finds themselves in the thick of the playoff hunt despite QB woes.
7.) New York Giants
Lost amidst the hype surrounding the division-rival Cowboys are the New York Giants, who may be sneaking up on us for the third time in a decade.
At 7-3, they’re right on Dallas’ tale and are built similarly to their championship teams of the past.
6.) Pittsburgh Steelers
The 5-5 record is unimpressive, but the talent in undeniable.
Pittsburgh has (arguably) the two most talented skill position players in the league (Brown and Bell) and will only improve as they get healthier on the perimeter.
5.) Kansas City Chiefs
After a 10-game winning streak catapulted them into the playoffs last season, it appears Kansas City is here to stay.
Playing very similar, game managing style of contests, KC is 7-3 and in prime position for a playoff spot.
4.) Oakland Raiders
After a decade plus of miserable failure, the silver and black are back with an AFC-West topping 8-2 record, to go along with one of the youngest, most talented cores in the league.
3.) Seattle Seahawks
A perennial contender for years now, Seattle is right where we thought they’d be.
They’re running away with the NFC West and hold the title for most impressive win of the season, a 31-24 victory over the Patriots in Foxborough.
2.) New England Patriots
Despite missing the first four games of the season, Tom Brady is still a favorite (if not the favorite) for MVP, that’s how good he’s been.
The Pats are the odds-on favorite to win the AFC, and it’ll certainly take a heroic effort to unseat them.
1.) Dallas Cowboys
How bout’ them Cowboys????
Let by super-rookies Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliot, the Boys have rolled to 10-1 record and are the team to beat across the entirety of the NFL.