NFL Power Rankings: Playoff picture takes shape before Week 12

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - NOVEMBER 22: Running back Derrick Henry #22 of the Tennessee Titans and wide receiver Kalif Raymond #14 celebrate after Henry scored the game winning touchdown in overtime against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on November 22, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - NOVEMBER 22: Running back Derrick Henry #22 of the Tennessee Titans and wide receiver Kalif Raymond #14 celebrate after Henry scored the game winning touchdown in overtime against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on November 22, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /
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Nov 22, 2020; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) catches a pass for a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Dallas Cowboys defensive back Anthony Brown (30) at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 22, 2020; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) catches a pass for a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Dallas Cowboys defensive back Anthony Brown (30) at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports /

14. L.A. Rams (-1)

The Rams the Tampa Bay Bucs on Monday Night and that is going to be a huge game with a banged-up Bucs line playing Aaron Donald. I expect that the Rams will lose that game, but if they can win it then it would go a long way towards convincing me and others that they need to be taken seriously in a very tough division.

13. Minnesota Vikings (-2)

You deserved better Minnesota. I know that most fans were just starting to believe again and the game was stolen away from them today, but the good news (and it is good news) is that Kirk Cousins, Adam Thielen, Justin Jefferson, and Dalvin Cook looked like an incredible unit on offense.

Are the Vikings contenders…probably not. But if they can find a way to make it in the dance, they are going to be terrifying for bad defenses in the playoffs.