The Carolina Panthers are three games away from finishing the regular season undefeated. It is a feat even the boldest of Panthers fans would not have predicted prior to the season. Now, the Panthers find themselves first in the NFL standings. Elsewhere, the New England Patriots got back on track while the Denver Broncos struggled. The Seattle Seahawks look like a team no one wants to face as they are winning games with a dynamic passing attack. Questions swirl in Cincinnati as Andy Dalton injured his thumb and could miss extended time. We cover all this and more in our Week 15 NFL power rankings. If you are interested in Heavy's playoff projections, you can find them here. Click the arrow on the right side of the page to see this week's rankings. (Getty)
With just three weeks left in the season, we rank the NFL teams as the playoff picture heats up.