Every week in the NFL is important. Some are just more important than others. Here are the NFL teams most desperate for a win in Week 15.
Desperate teams that are on our list and don't face each other are 8-2 over the last two weeks. Desperation helps.
6. New York Jets: They haven't even been in the mix enough to be desperate the last two weeks. But a victory over the Tennessee Titans would get the Jets to 7-7 and raise hopes in New York, just so the team can break Fireman Ed's heart again.
5. San Francisco 49ers: You don't want to have to go to Seattle with the NFC West on the line. At least I don't. 49ers fans don't. That's what San Francisco could face if it loses in New England to the Patriots.
1. Baltimore Ravens: It's weird for a 9-4 team to be in a freefall, but that's how it will feel in Baltimore if the Ravens drop this game to the Broncos. The AFC North could be back up for grabs if the Ravens lose, and do you really see this team winning three playoff games to get to the Super Bowl?
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