December is when the cream in the NFL starts to rise to the top. There are some teams that always play their best football in that month, in anticipation of the post season. Those teams include the New England Patriots, the Seattle Seahawks and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
However, some teams are going to have to try especially hard to make it. The Steelers, for example, are currently tied for first place with the Baltimore Ravens, another team that has historically played well in December. The Steelers have a game this weekend at home against the surging Giants. It is supposed the first time that Odell Beckham Jr. and Antonio Brown compete in the same game.
Seattle has been struggling this year. Even though QB Russell Wilson has become healthier and has regained much of his mobility, the team is still not doing very well.
This is the month when the best teams will go on winning streaks or keep winning streaks going. This is the month that separates the men from the boys.