After this week’s games in the NFL we can see the playoff picture narrowing slightly but the results also introduce some interesting possibilities. Here’s a few observations.
The Carolina Panthers took down the Atlanta Falcons this week. This may say more about the Falcon’s vulnerability than the Panther’s prowess. Atlanta is a model of playoff failure. Losing to Carolina is a major blow to their ego and could cost them the #1 seed in the NFC.
At 4-9 the Detroit Lions have to be the most talented division cellar dweller in the NFL. Is it coaching, mental chaos, or what?
The NFC East may be the most interesting race in years. Both the Redskins and the Cowboys are still within striking distance of the Giants.
The Houston look to be the class of the AFC and can prove that with a victory over New England.
Denver rolls on under Manning. Can he be the first QB to win a Super Bowl with two different teams?
You have to like the plucky Colts under Andrew Luck. This franchise appears to have mined gold with consecutive quarterbacks taken in the draft.
Buddy Ryan is singing his swan song with the Jets.
How bad is Arizona? 58-0? Really. This puts the Seahawks in contention for the NFC West if San Francisco stumbles. The showdown is coming.