Three out of the four matchups look to be tossups. And even the Seattle Seahawks are capable of giving the Chicago Bears a good game considering how well they played against the visiting New Orleans Saints last week. See how each team ranks heading into the weekend. — Adam Caplan
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8. Seattle Seahawks
As crazy as it sounds, the Seahawks are very capable of beating the Bears. Why? They already beat them in Chicago this season. And if veteran QB Matt Hasselbeck continues to play at a high level, the chances of them winning would increase.
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7. Green Bay Packers
The Packers felt snake-bitten after the first matchup against the host Falcons. They squandered opportunities in the red zone when these two teams met in Week 12. The difference for the Packers in this game could be rookie RB James Starks.
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6. New York Jets
The Jets need to establish their running game in order to have a serious chance to win in New England. They simply can’t ask Mark Sanchez to drop back 30 to 40 times and expect to beat the Patriots.
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5. Baltimore Ravens
Because they lack a downfield passing presence, veteran TE Todd Heap has re-emerged in the passing game at just the right time. He gives QB Joe Flacco a badly needed security blanket in the intermediate passing game.
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4. Chicago Bears
As shocking as it sounds, offensive coordinator Mike Martz has actually taken on a power-rushing approach. And that’s the correct approach to take considering the weaknesses within the offensive line.
3. Atlanta Falcons
The Falcons have the fewest weaknesses on either side of the ball of any team in the NFC. But the Packers pushed them to the limit during the Week 12 matchup in Atlanta.
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2. Pittsburgh Steelers
With SS Troy Polamalu seemingly healthy, the Steelers appear poised to make a Super Bowl run. While the visiting Ravens already won in Pittsburgh this season, QB Ben Roethlisberger didn’t play in the Week 4 matchup.
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1. New England Patriots
The Patriots are still the NFL’s hottest team and are on an eight-game winning streak. But the visiting Jets will be after some revenge after their Week 13 drubbing at New England.