The last three weeks of the NFL season bring a lot of pressure for teams looking to earn a playoff berth, and teams like the Chicago Bears are at the point where one more loss could cost them a shot at the postseason.
Looking across the landscape of the NFL, it's easy to identify those teams that are ascending as well as those in a decline. Finishing the season strong plays a major role in a team's ability to make noise in the playoffs. That's why the New England Patriots have to be one of the Super Bowl favorites at this point in the season.
So, these next three weeks will set the stage for the playoffs. Teams will either rise to the occasion and earn a spot, or they'll head home in disappointment.
The following slides will take a look at each NFL team and will also feature predictions regarding how they will finish for the season as we head into the final stretch.