Keidel: Minnesota Vikings Serve NoticeThe stifling Vikings defense shut down the high-flying Rams, helping the team keep pace with the Eagles for playoff home-field advantage.
Keidel: Raiders Need Win Way More Than Patriots DoCan the sputtering Raiders get a much-needed win over a Patriots team already cruising toward the playoffs?
Keidel: Vikings Good And Getting BetterWhile last season's Minnesota Vikings faded from the NFC playoff race, this season's team is a legitimate contender.
Keidel: Are The Saints And Bills Really Playoff Contenders?The New Orleans Saints, winners of six in a row, go to chilly Buffalo to play the 5-3 Bills in a game with potential playoff implications.
Keidel: McVay's Rams Are For RealIf the Los Angeles Rams continue the strong showing, they'll be a playoff contender and Sean McVay will be a Coach of the Year candidate.
Keidel: Carson Wentz Is Carrying The EaglesThe Philadelphia Eagles may be the NFL's best team right now, and second-year quarterback Carson Wentz is a big reason why.
Keidel: Deshaun Watson, A Star In The MakingDeshaun Watson's record-breaking performance couldn't push the Texans past the Seahawks, but the rookie QB's future looks bright.
Keidel: Cowboys, Redskins To Resume RivalryThe Cowboys and Redskins play Sunday for sole possession of second place in the NFC East behind the Eagles.
Keidel: New York Giants Are Just Plain BadThe Giants, projected as a possible playoff contender, are a huge disappointment, even with injuries crippling an already-suspect offense.
Keidel: Falcons-Patriots Super Bowl Rematch Not A PreviewThe Falcons-Patriots game Sunday is a Super Bowl rematch, but it doesn't feel like a preview, because neither team is that good.
Keidel: Packers Can't Overcome Aaron Rodgers InjuryAaron Rodgers was injured on a hard, clean tackle, possibly ending his season the Green Bay Packers' playoff hopes.
Keidel: Who Thought Pats, Jets Would Battle For AFC East Lead?The Patriots and Jets share the AFC East lead with the Bills five games into the NFL season. Will Sunday's matchup actually be competitive?