9. New York Giants (10)
The Giants are now winners of five straight games, and would currently be in the first wildcard spot. New York also happens to be the only team to defeat the Cowboys this season. The only concern would be, despite a 7-3 record, the Giants have only outscored their opponents by 4 points total for the entire season. If the close wins turn to close losses, they could find themselves on the outside looking in.
10.Miami Dolphins (15)
The Dolphins have crawled from the depths of the Atlantic, all the way to 6-4. Early in the year, Miami looked like the worst team in the NFL. Now, they are right in the thick of the playoff race, sitting only a game behind Denver and Kansas City. Five straight wins, and the 1-9 Niners team coming to town, could this be the year they do better than 8-8?
11. Pittsburgh Steelers (14)
There is nothing like a match up against the Browns to get back on track. Ben still doesn’t look quite like himself, but LeVeon Bell is doing a fine job picking up the slack. When he is healthy, there is not a more dynamic, all-around back in the league. The Steelers are fortunate to be facing a red hot Colts team on Thanksgiving sans Andrew Luck. They are also fortunate to be sitting at 5-5 through 10 games, and tied for the lead in the division.
12. Philadelphia Eagles (7)
We all knew it was coming at some point—that game that made the rookie quarterback look like a rookie quarterback. Carson Wentz looked like a deer in the headlights in front of the hostile 12th man. Fear not Eagles fans—the future is still bright. I seem to remember a one, Peyton Manning looking like a deer in the headlights against a very familiar defense. This was the same Peyton Manning who had already thrown for 55 regular season touchdowns and another two playoff victories. Carson Wentz can get a pass for this one.