Minnesota Vikings at Buffalo Bills

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1. Vikings (8-1; last week’s No. 2): Team of destiny, even if destiny means finding another impressive losing streak in the postseason.

2. Chiefs (7-2; No. 3): The road to Arizona could end at Arrowhead.

3. Eagles (8-1; No. 1): The ’72 Dolphins can rightfully celebrate their 50th anniversary of success.

4. Giants (7-2; No. 6): Quietly, calmly, methodically, they roll.

5. Dolphins (7-3; No. 9): The offense is becoming increasingly unstoppable. The question is whether he will travel in January. Probably not.

6. Ravens (6-3; No. 7): Out of sight for a week, but not out of your mind when looking at the best teams in the conference.

7. Cowboys (6-3; No. 4): With more games like Sunday’s, Sean Payton’s chatter will rise again.

8. Jets (6-3; No. 10): Yes, even if they’re healthy, they’re good enough to move up a notch or two.

9. Bills (6-3; No. 5): Blowing a 17-point second-half lead at home is not what Super Bowl favorites do.

10. 49ers (5-4; No. 11): Great teams look for ways to win when they’re not playing well.

11. Seahawks (6-4; No. 8): Got the Bucks at the worst possible time, in the worst possible place.

12. Patriots (5-4; No. 12): If they still get there, they could be a factor in the AFC playoff field.

13. Titans (6-3; No. 14): A short-week trip to Green Bay will be a good litmus test to see if they’re a true contender.

14. Buccaneers (5-5; No. 16): Dorian Gray is becoming Benjamin Button.

15. Bengals (5-4; No. 15): Time to move on.

16. Commanders (5-5; No. 18): Carson Wentz He once lost his job based on how he played in Philly. He’s losing it now, depending on how his backup played there.

17. Chargers (5-4; No. 13): The playoffs are uncertain for a team that sure knows how to screw itself up.

18. Packers (4-6; No. 22): The young receivers are finally getting comfortable. Their $50 million quarterback would have happened earlier if they hadn’t ignored them during the offseason.

19. Falcons (4-6; No. 17): No team can run the ball better than the Falcons.

20. Cardinals (4-6; No. 23): The Cardinals have their own version. Geno Smith On the list of names. The fans are starting to know about it.

21. Browns (3-6; No. 19): Nineteen days until DeShawn.

22. Colts (4-5-1; No. 32): Can it continue? Yes, if you play pirates every week.

23. Rams (3-6; No. 20): Aaron Rodgers And Tom Brady They were asked if they regret not retiring. It’s probably time for someone to ask Aaron Donald Same question.

24. Lions (3-6; No. 27): Doing enough to thwart another regime change.

25. Bears (3-7; No. 21): Embarrassing to have. Justin FieldsBrilliance is often wasted.

26. Panthers (3-7; No. 28): Baker Mayfield He’ll get another chance to show if he can be a full-time starter.

27. Steelers (3-6; No. 29): Still not done with two possible games against the Ravens.

28. Broncos (3-6; No. 25): Nathaniel Hackett continues to do himself no favors.

29. Saints (3-7; v. 24): Why not Tessom Hill The starting quarterback?

30. Jaguars (3-7; No. 26): “They have a lot of potential” has been this team’s motto for years.

31. Texans (1-7-1; No. 31): Arguably the best 1-7-1 team in league history.

32. Robbers (2-7; verse 30): “Rome was not built in a day.” It didn’t fail completely in one day either.

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