by Jerry Keys
Now who in their right mind would have said the Carolina Panthers, Dallas Cowboys, and Cincinnati Bengals would be division leaders after 11 weeks? Definitely not me.
Who would have thought that Tampa Bay, Oakland, New York (Giants), and Pittsburgh, relative perennial playoff teams, were all under .500 this late in the year?
Unlike the NBA and MLB, the NFL is indeed a model example of parity. As playoff implications ride on each game now, the games start heating up like the Thanksgiving turkey at 7AM.
Unless a total collapse, four teams from the AFC have all but solidified their playoff spots. The Chiefs (10-1), Colts (9-2), Titans (9-2), and Patriots (9-2)