Matt Hasselbeck
NFL rankings — High five

1. New England Patriots

It's better to be lucky AND good

2. Dallas Cowboys

Homefield throughout playoffs is real possibility

3. Indianapolis Colts

After 2-week meltdown, Indy's ponying up

4. Green Bay Packers

Aching for the NFC rematch in Dallas in January

5. Seattle Seahawks

4-loss team is slightly better than 3-loss Steelers

NFL rankings — Low five

32. Miami Dolphins

Zero-win season looks almost assured

31. San Francisco 49ers

Team may only be playing for draft picks now

30. St. Louis Rams

Equally stink-o in the stink-o NFC West<

29. Atlanta Falcons

Can't run, can't hide, can't even beg a win

28. Kansas City Chiefs

Promising team appears only to be going through the motions


CAN'T MISS: Seattle's Matt Hasselbeck is averaging 284 yards and a couple scores in his last five home games.

SLEEPER: Tarvaris Jackson's looking sharp for Minnesota.

NOT THIS WEEK: Donald Driver's scoreless streak has hit 9 games.

FREE AGENT PICK UP: Luke McCown (313 yards, 2 TDs), RB Jerious Norwood (starter), RB Fred Jackson (151 total yards), WR Bryant Johnson (TD), QB Kyle Boller (2 TDs), QB Josh McCown (3 TDs)


Thursday's Game

Washington 24, Chicago 16

Sunday's Games

Dallas at Detroit, 11 a.m.

Miami at Buffalo, 11 a.m.

San Diego at Tennessee, 11 a.m.

Oakland at Green Bay, 11 a.m.

Tampa Bay at Houston, 11 a.m.

St. Louis at Cincinnati, 11 a.m.

N.Y. Giants at Philadelphia, 11 a.m.

Carolina at Jacksonville, 11 a.m.

Arizona at Seattle, 2:05 p.m.

Minnesota at San Fran, 2:05 p.m.

Cleveland at N.Y. Jets, 2:15 p.m.

Kansas City at Denver, 2:15 p.m.

Pittsburgh at N England, 2:15 p.m.

Indianapolis at Baltimore, 6:15 p.m.

Monday's Game

N Orleans at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 13

Denver at Houston, 6:15 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 15

Cincinnati at San Fran, 6:15 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 16

Baltimore at Miami, 11 a.m.

Arizona at New Orleans, 11 a.m.

Green Bay at St. Louis, 11 a.m.

N.Y. Jets at New England, 11 a.m.

Buffalo at Cleveland, 11 a.m.

Seattle at Carolina, 11 a.m.

Tennessee at Kansas City, 11 a.m.

Jacksonville at Pittsburgh, 11 a.m.

Atlanta at Tampa Bay, 11 a.m.

Indianapolis at Oakland, 2:05 p.m.

Philadelphia at Dallas, 2:15 p.m.

Detroit at San Diego, 2:15 p.m.

Washington at N.Y. Giants, 6:15 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 17

Chicago at Minnesota, 6:30 p.m.