13. Tennessee Titans (20)
At 5-5, these Titans are dangerous. They proved it in week 10, as they absolutely beat the snot out of Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. They have the most potent rushing attack in the NFL, and a young quarterback that is really starting to find his way. Houston had better watch out—the Titans are coming.
14. Pittsburgh Steelers (10)
The good news is the Steelers offense came back to life this week. The bad news—they are now 4-5, and way behind in the race to the playoffs. Both the Raiders, and the Broncos are at 7 wins, and are firmly entrenched in the wildcard spots. The Steelers have work to do if they don’t want this to be a lost season.
15. Miami Dolphins (24)
And just like that the Dolphins have won four in a row and are above .500. Adam Gase has this team playing very well. If they continue to rise, and New England can slip up, the Dolphins could still win the division. It’s wishful thinking to think that the Patriots will fall off, but Dolphins fans can dream right?
16. Minnesota Vikings (11)
That 5-0 start really seems like a distant memory as all the sudden they are looking up at the Lions in the division. Losers of four straight, the offense has significant issues that have cropped up since their fast start. Most notably, this team just cannot run the ball. It’s not like Adrian Peterson was doing any better before he got hurt as he was only averaging 1.6 YPC. The offensive line is the big issue here, and their defense has been unable to carry the weight.