It’s that time of the year again where the family sits down at Thanksgiving to eat some food and watch the Lions lose a football game. Let us give you something to discuss with your relatives while you try to kill that half hour or so in between games. 

1. Arizona Cardinals 9-2

Previous ranking- 6

The Cardinals got back to their winning ways with a 23-13 win in Seattle. Colt McCoy had a much better game than last week starting in place of the injured Kyler Murray. McCoy threw for 328 yards and 2 TDs, both of which were caught by Zach Ertz as part of a 8 catch, 88 yard performance. 

2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7-3 

Previous ranking- 5

Tom Brady and the Bucs shook off their post-Bye slump with an easy 30-10 win over the Giants. Their defense dominated, forcing three turnovers and holding the Giants to 215 yards of total offense. Brady threw for over 300 yards and two scores and tossed in a rare scramble for ten yards. 

3. Baltimore Ravens 7-3

Previous ranking- 8

The Ravens eked out a 16-13 win in Chicago without Lamar Jackson. The Baltimore QB was ruled out about 90 minutes before with an illness, leaving Tyler Huntley to start in his place. Huntley had just 24 career pass attempts before Sunday, but he led a game winning touchdown drive with under two minutes left in the game. That drive included a 29-yard pass to Sammy Watkins to set up a DeVonta Freeman score with 33 seconds left to take the lead. 

4. New England Patriots 7-4

Previous ranking- 9

All of a sudden, Bill Belichick once again has the Patriots sitting atop the AFC East standings. The Patriots cruised to a 25-0 win in Atlanta on Thursday for their fifth win in a row. New England’s defense tallied four sacks and four interceptions and held Atlanta to 165 yards of offense in the shutout. 

5. Green Bay Packers 8-3

Previous ranking- 3

Aaron Rodgers had his best game of the season but it wasn’t enough as a last second field goal downed the Packers in a 34-31 loss to the Vikings on the road. Rodgers threw for four TDs and 385 yards on 22/33 passing in the loss. But, Kirk Cousins stayed on par with 341 yards and three touchdowns of his own and led the game winning drive with 2:08 left. 

6. Los Angeles Rams 7-3

Previous ranking- 7

The Rams had their bye this week. They will face the Packers at Lambeau on Sunday. 

7. Kansas City Chiefs 7-4

Previous ranking- 10

The Chiefs offense still can’t put up back to back good performances, but their defense did the work in a 19-9 win over Dallas. After starting the season on an all time worst pace, the K.C. defense has now allowed 16 points total in their last two games. Here, they sacked Dak Prescott five times and picked him off twice. 

8. Dallas Cowboys 7-3

Previous ranking- 2

As mentioned above, the Cowboys struggled to get anything going in Kansas City and had their second offensive clunker in three weeks. They turned the ball over three times and failed to score a touchdown on 12 total drives and mustered just 3 first half points. 

9. Indianapolis Colts 6-5

Previous ranking- Honorable Mention 

Jonathan Taylor firmly put himself in the MVP conversation with a five total TD performance in the Colts 41-15 blowout of Buffalo on the road. The Colts running back racked up 185 yards and 4 TDs on the ground and added another TD and 19 yards through the air. Taylor has now taken over the league lead in yards and touchdowns. 

10. Los Angeles Chargers 6-4

Previous ranking- Unranked 

Justin Herbert returned to his early season form on Sunday in a 41-37 win against the Steelers. Herbert threw for 382 yards and 3 TDs with an interception on 30/41 passing. His 53-yard TD pass to Mike Williams just before the two minute warning put the Chargers in the lead for good. Meanwhile, Austin Ekeler had a career high four total touchdowns and 115 yards on 17 touches. 

 

Fell off- Tennessee Titans, Buffalo Bills 

Honorable Mentions- Cincinnati Bengals, Minnesota Vikings