Why this game is intriguing: It's slowly becoming difficult to count the Bears among the NFL's dangerous teams, given the way they're playing. A home loss to the Texans, a road blowout loss to the 49ers -- and just 13 total points to show. Perhaps injured Bears quarterback Jay Cutler will be back, but it feels like the stirring 51-point beat-down Chicago put on the Tennessee Titans in Week 9 happened 85 years ago. Which makes this interesting for the Vikings, a too-young, too-talent-starved team that should have faded long before this week. What happened to the flash in the pan we were all expecting? A win for Minnesota will make for a furious race down the stretch in the NFC North.
NFL Power Rankings, Week 13: Steelers crack top 10, while Lions tumble out of top five
With Thanksgiving in the rearview, we're heading into the home stretch of the 2023 NFL regular season. So, what is the current league pecking order? Eric Edholm provides a fresh batch of Power Rankings, with the Steelers suddenly occupying some prime real estate.