Could this be the year of the All-Pennsylvania Super Bowl?
With three weekends left in the NFL’s regular season, it’s too early to tell who’s going to surge down the stretch, but both the Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers are strong contenders. They have both won their divisions and are the league’s only teams to secure playoff berths.
The Eagles were dealt a big blow Sunday with the loss of most-valuable-player candidate Carson Wentz, but their 11-2 team is more than just a quarterback.
The Steelers are 11-2 as well, and they play host to their longtime postseason nemesis Sunday when the New England Patriots come to town.
In terms of the postseason, this is the biggest weekend of the year for the Rams (at Seattle) and Chargers (at Kansas City), who both have must-win games. The Rams still would have a pulse with a loss; the Chargers would be pretty much cooked.
What follows is a power ranking of the 15 teams most likely to make the playoffs. It doesn’t include teams such as Green Bay, Detroit, Miami or Oakland, who haven’t been mathematically eliminated but would need all kinds of help to get in.