2. New England Patriots (10-1)
Recap: With the way the New England Patriots’ defense played in Week 12 against the Dallas Cowboys, Bill Belichick’s squad didn’t need much from the offense. Despite scoring just 13 points and getting less than 200 yards through the air from Tom Brady, the Patriots still won after holding the Cowboys to just three field goals.
Outlook: Offense continues to be a concern for the Patriots, but their defense is good enough to overcome that issue for now. The Pats might need a bit more from Brady and Co. in Week 13, as they hit the road to take on the Houston Texans.
1. Baltimore Ravens (8-2) – Play on MNF
Recap: After claiming the top spot in the power rankings a few weeks ago, the Baltimore Ravens went on and proved us right with a dominating win over the Houston Texans in Week 11. Lamar Jackson shined once again, and he outplayed Deshaun Watson by a mile in a game that saw the Ravens defense play its best football of the season.
Outlook: After facing tough opponents in three of their last four games, the Ravens get another test in Week 12 against the Los Angeles Rams on Monday Night Football. Despite their struggles this season, the Rams are still a dangerous team that can’t be overlooked.