Playoff football. Yep, Week 16 qualifies.
Thus, it's no surprise that, with so many upcoming games having postseason implications, teams from the top to the 20th spot are playoff-viable. Granted, as you descend into the later teens, "chances" morph into they'll-make-it-if-this-Stats-II-algorithm-somehow-comes-true. But hey, point is that many of the teams in the soft underbelly of the Power Rankings are even-steven, and could emerge out of the mediocre mosh pit to sneak into a wild-card slot. Before we get down there, though, two things to sort out:
A) The up/down arrows mean little compared to rank. In order to get this jigsaw puzzle right, some teams dropped farther than you would think (SEE: Broncos), while others didn't move up a ton despite winning by wide margins (SEE: Colts).
B) Recency bias is prevalent. Teams that have lost three of four (SEE: Redskins) were hit hard this week. Mid-December is the most important time of the NFL season in which to be hot.
OK, on to your hot takes, fresh out of the sports oven ...
Looks like you owe me an egg salad sandwich, Viktor.
Cool, man. You look like one of those dudes at the party in "Eyes Wide Shut."
I agree. I agreed, as you can see below.
Let the dissension commence!