Carolina’s blowout victory over Atlanta in Week 14 puts them just three wins away from a perfect regular season. But with Arizona and Seattle on the rise, will the Panthers have a legitimate challenger in the NFC come playoff time?
The Patriots are back on top in the AFC and success is looking less certain in Denver and Cincinnati. After a mediocre performance on Sunday, Brock Osweiler could be replaced sooner rather than later whenever Peyton Manning is healthy. And the Bengals might have to go into the playoffs without Andy Dalton after he suffered a fracture in his right thumb.
Don’t forget about Pittsburgh and Kansas City, the two potential wild card sleepers who are getting hot at the right time.
With three weeks left, the NFL season is setting up for a spectacular finish.