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With the NFL regular season about to reach the 3/4 mark, there are still many teams jockeying for playoff positioning. All ten of the teams on this list could potentially be postseason teams, and nine of them are coming off a Week 12 win. Four of them have current win streaks of six games or more.

Here are the five most important Week 13 matchups as they pertain to playoff positioning.

5. Pittsburgh Steelers (9-2) at Cincinnati Bengals (5-6)

The Steelers enter Week 13’s ‘Monday Night Football’ matchup on a six-game winning streak after last Monday’s 31-28 victory over the Green Bay Packers. Cincinnati has won their last two to stay in the playoff hunt.

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They were victorious over the Cleveland Browns 30-16 in Week 12.

After somewhat of a slow start, Ben Roethlisberger has tore up opposing defenses in Pittsburgh’s last two games. He has 650 passing yards and eight touchdowns while completing 70 percent of his passes. Five of those touchdowns have gone to Antonio Brown who also has 20 receptions for 313 yards in his last two outings.

The Bengals will need a much more impressive game than their Week 7 loss in Pittsburgh. They lost 29-14 and only mustered 179 yards of total offense while turning the ball over twice. Andy Dalton has been taking much better care of the ball as he has not thrown an interception in five straight games.

4. New England Patriots (9-2) at Buffalo Bills (6-5)

The Patriots [VIDEO] won 35-17 over the Miami Dolphins last Sunday, giving them seven consecutive wins.

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They will face a Bills team which is right in the thick of things in the playoff hunt, just behind the Baltimore Ravens for the sixth seed due to Baltimore having a better conference record. Buffalo won a much-needed game in Week 12 by the score of 16-10 over the Kansas City Chiefs.

While New England’s offense is well-chronicled led by Tom Brady, the defense has shown much improvement as the season has went along. After allowing an average of 32 #Points Per Game in their first four outings, that number has dropped all the way to 13.1 in their last seven games. They haven’t allowed more than 17 points in any game during their seven-game win streak.

While outmatched on paper, the Bills [VIDEO] can take solace in their 4-1 record at home on the season. While impressive, all the wins have come against under .500 teams. The one loss was a 47-10 obliteration at the hands of the Saints, easily the best team they have faced in Buffalo. A surprising upset win over the Patriots could go a long way in helping the Bills to their first playoff game since the 1999 season.

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3. Philadelphia Eagles (10-1) at Seattle Seahawks (7-4)

The Eagles are winners of nine straight after last Sunday’s dominant 31-3 win over the Chicago Bears. They currently own the best record in the NFL. The Seahawks beat the San Francisco 49ers 24-13 in Week 12. Due to their loss to the Falcons earlier in the year, they sit just outside the playoff race due to Atlanta’s head-to-head tiebreaker.

Philadelphia now is the highest scoring team in football at 31.9 points per game. They also rank third giving up 17.4. It is fairly easy to see why they are 10-1 on the season. Carson Wentz has thrown at least two touchdowns in seven straight games and has four passing scores in three of those outings.

Seattle’s running game has been far from a strongpoint (Russell Wilson leads in rushing yards by nearly 200), and their chances of winning this week’s ‘Sunday Night Football’ game may fully be dependent on Wilson’s arm. The Eagles give up the least rushing yards in the league only allowing an average of 65.1, have allowed the least rushing touchdowns with four, and give up just 3.5 #Yards Per Carry.

2. Minnesota Vikings (9-2) at Atlanta Falcons (7-4)

The Vikings defeated the Detroit Lions 30-23 on Thanksgiving which was their seventh consecutive win. The Falcons have won three in a row and are currently the sixth seed in the NFC. They took care of business in defeating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 34-20 last Sunday.

Devonta Freeman is expected to return after missing the past two games due to a concussion, but he will line up against a stout Vikings run defense. Minnesota ranks second in the NFL allowing just 75.5 rushing yards per game and third in giving up 3.4 yards per carry.

During their winning streak, the Falcons have looked more like the team that led the NFL in scoring last year. They have scored 91 points in their last three gamed which is nearly a nine-point increase over the 21.8 they averaged in their first eight.

1. Carolina Panthers (8-3) at New Orleans Saints (8-3)

The Panthers have won four in a row after last Sunday’s 35-27 victory over the New York Jets. They will try to avenge a Week 3 loss and gain sole possession of first place in the NFC South from #new orleans when they take on the Saints. New Orleans saw their eight-game winning streak come to an end after they were defeated 26-20 by the Los Angeles Rams in Week 12.

Carolina gave the Saints their first win in a one-sided affair in Week 3 with a final score of 34-13. The Panthers turned the ball over three times without forcing any. Despite an 8-3 record, they currently own a -6 turnover margin.

New Orleans ran for 149 yards against the Panthers in their first matchup, but Carolina has proven to be one of the best run defenses in the league. On average, they are only allowing 83.2 rushing yards per game and have allowed just four touchdowns on the ground all season. The Saints’ dynamic duo at running back, Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara, have helped guide a New Orleans running attack that is averaging 142.1 rushing yards per game, 4.9 yards per carry, and scored 16 rushing touchdowns.