No teams, with the exception of the New England Patriots, have clinched a sure playoff spot, yet the postseason picture continues to solidify.
The West (both NFC and AFC) continues to be muddled, as the San Diego Chargers shut out the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 14 31-0, improving to 7-6 and recovering from their Week 2 loss to the Chiefs. The 5-8 San Francisco 49ers unexpectedly blew out the Seattle Seahawks on the same day, keeping themselves in the hunt.
The Patriots have looked brilliant in their last two showings, dominating both the New York Jets and the Chicago Bears with a combined score of 81-10.
The Philadelphia Eagles beat the Dallas Cowboys by a narrow margin (30-27 the final score) to improve to 9-4, tied with the New York Giants.
Another key game with respect to the playoff picture was on Monday night, when the Baltimore Ravens (9-4) beat out the Houston Texans (5-8) in overtime.
Because the NFL adjusted its schedule following the 2009 season, many teams will face divisional rivals as the regular season begins to close with each team having only three more games left to play.
Here are my predictions and previews for the Week 15 games.