2012 NFL Season Week 14: Looking at the Top Three Games

3. Dallas Cowboys vs. Cincinnati Bengals 

A couple weeks ago, nobody could have expected this matchup to have heavy playoff indications, but Sunday’s game between the Cowboys and Bengals is important for both teams. Dallas finds themselves in the NFC East hunt thanks to some recent help from the Washington Redskins and the argument can be made that Cincinnati is one of the hottest teams in football over the last couple of weeks as they head into Sunday riding a four-game winning streak.

2. Baltimore Ravens vs. Washington Redskins 

While the Ravens have been a lock for the playoffs for a few weeks, the Redskins are back in the race all of a sudden after winning three-straight games against each of their NFC East rivals. Baltimore is coming off arguably their most disappointing loss of the season in Week 13 in which they lost to a Pittsburgh Steelers team that was playing with third-string quarterback Charlie Batch and don’t be surprised if they come out firing against Washington as they look to bounce back to stay in the hunt of earning one of the top two seeds in the AFC.

1. Houston Texans vs. New England Patriots 

What better way to end Week 14 than a matchup between two of the top teams in the AFC? The Patriots’ offense has been nearly unstoppable over the last six weeks, but they’ll face a tough challenge on Monday against Houston defense looking to hang on to the No. 1 seed in the AFC.

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