NFL Power Rankings: Panthers rise, Patriots fall in Week 13

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Nov 29, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts tight linebacker Trent Cole (58) reacts to sacking Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) at Lucas Oil Stadium. Indianapolis defeats Tampa Bay 25-12. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports


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Matt Hasselbeck just continues to lead his team to victories. Hasselbeck is 4-0 in games he’s started for the Colts this year, and his most recent came over an in-form Buccaneers team.

The Colts were unable to get anything going on the ground, so what did they do? Put the ball in Hasselbeck’s hands and let him throw it 42 times. He finished with 315 yards and two touchdowns in a convincing, 25-12 win.

This wasn’t quite how many people envisioned the AFC South race going down before the start of the season. Right now, the Colts (6-5) hold the tiebreaker over the Texans (6-5), and as things stand both teams would make the playoffs. Two teams from the AFC South? No?

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