2012 NFL Season Week 12: Looking at the Top Three Games

Here’s a look at the top three games for 2012 NFL Season Week 12:

3. Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears

At the beginning of the season, nobody would have expected Sunday’s matchup between these NFC North rivals to have playoff indications–but it does.

The Bears hope to end a two-game losing streak after back-to-back losses to the Houston Texans and San Francisco 49ers to keep their playoff hopes alive. Chicago’s defense has carried the way for them all season, but they’ll need to figure out a way to shut down Adrian Peterson–who has recorded 1,128 rushing yards and seven rushing touchdowns this season–in the ground game.

2. Green Bay Packers vs. New York Giants

If the last two years are any indication of what to expect–this matchup between the last two Super Bowl Champions should certainly be a good one.

While the Packers are riding a five-game winning streak, the Giants have lost two-straight games and just can’t seem to get anything consistent going on offense–especially Eli Manning. The two-time Super Bowl MVP hasn’t thrown a touchdown pass in three-straight games and that streak will need to end if New York has any chance of defeating Green Bay on Sunday.

1. Atlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 

The Falcons continue to find ways to win football games in the craziest ways, but they’ll have one of their toughest matchups of the year on Sunday against a red-hot Buccaneers team that has won four-straight games. Tampa Bay may have the advantage in this one considering how well the offense has played over the last couple of weeks, but as we’ve learned over the course of the year–you can never count out Matty Ice and company.