Turkey Day week ...
The table has been set. Right next to the overcooked turkey and the cranberry nobody wants to eat lies the Week 12 Power Rankings. If you are lucky, A) your team lies somewhere in the top 20 (or else your team will be home with Chip Kelly after New Year's) and B) you have chocolate pie as one of your Thanksgiving desserts. No one in L.A. eats chocolate pie. Everything is chichi here. People go out for sushi on Thursday and skip the Lions game. Total B.S. But I digress. Let's move on ...
While I love a good clown suit, I'm just gonna leave this here: www.nflpickwatch.com. (Feel free to click ... Or I can just tell you that I am tied for most wins in my industry.)
Let the dissension commence!
**1)** They are far from done in the NFC South.
**2)** [Tim Hightower](/player/timhightower/4383/profile) runs hard. Sure, he might be in a Mark-Ingram-isn't-producing-timeshare, but I can understand why Sean Payton plays him.
**3)** Think this offense is better when [Willie Snead](/player/williesnead/2550256/profile) makes plays (he dropped a touchdown pass on what would've been a very difficult catch).
**4)** The New Orleans defense *is* noticeably better than it was at the beginning of the season.
**5)** Check [the schedule.](http://www.nfl.com/schedules/2016/REG/Saints) The rest of the [Saints](/teams/neworleanssaints/profile?team=NO)' games are all winnable, prior to [Week 17 in Atlanta.](http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/2017010100/2016/REG17/saints@falcons) </content:power-ranking>
***(UPDATE:** On Tuesday, it was reported that Cutler is [likely to miss the rest of the season](http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000744386/article/cutler-believed-to-have-torn-labrum-miss-rest-of-year) with a torn labrum.)* </content:power-ranking>