2. Seattle Seahawks (11-3)
Recap: After jumping out to a 20-7 halftime lead and increasing it to 30-10 in the fourth quarter, the Seahawks had to hold off a late surge by the Panthers en route to a close 30-24 win, their 11th of the season.
Outlook: With the Niners’ stunning loss to the Falcons, the Seahawks now sit in first place in the NFC West and own the No. 1 seed in the conference. They also clinched a playoff berth thanks to a loss by the Rams. Seattle controls its own destiny and is in prime position to get a first-round bye. Seattle will host the Cardinals in Week 16 before a grudge match with the Niners in Week 17.
1. Baltimore Ravens (12-2)
Recap: There is simply no stopping Lamar Jackson. The front-runner for the MVP award put together yet another solid performance and gashed the Jets for over 300 total yards (86 rushing) and five passing touchdowns. The Baltimore Ravens rolled to a three-score victory on Thursday night, improving their record to a league-best 12-2.
Outlook: With the Ravens having already locked up the AFC North and a bye in the playoffs, their sights are set on getting the No. 1 overall seed in the conference. After a win in Week 15, the Patriots kept pace with the Ravens for the top spot, but will need the Ravens to lose both of their remaining games while running their own table to get to No. 1 in the AFC. Baltimore will hit the road to take on the Browns in Week 16, then host the Steelers in Week 17.