With nearly everyone with just 7 games remaining in their schedules, we are entering the playoff stretch. So what has been the good and bad of each division so far?
SURPRISE: Redskins. I know that the Redskins are just 3-6 and are in a funk. But the way RG3 and Alfred Morris have entered the league has been amazing. They've been in 5 of the 6 games they lost despite having a horrible defense and a massive pile of injuries.
DISAPPOINTMENT: Eagles. It is tough to pick them over the Cowboys, but I had the Eagles as the team to beat in the East. Now this looks like a franchise that will completely overhaul after the season.
WHO WINS: Giants. No one looks great in this division, but New York has done the work and seems to be the most champion-like of the bunch.
SURPRISE: Buccaneers. Greg Schiano has this team on some sort of edge. They have a shot at a playoff berth and are as dangerous as you can be ... especially when you have the Muscle Hamster on your side.
DISAPPOINTMENT: Saints. Now, they seem to be turning this thing around, but I never thought they'd fall as hard out of the gate as they did.
WHO WINS: Falcons. Winning your first 8 games out of the box is awesome for your chances. The Saints and Bucs will be coming hard for them, but the lead Atlanta enjoys should be too great.
SURPRISE: Vikings. A young QB, a banged up back and a struggling team last year turned into this?
DISAPPOINTMENT: Lions. This team makes no sense. Every game they look like garbage for 3 quarters ... and then dominate the 4th.
WHO WINS: Packers. The Bears are niiiiiiice, but the Packers are putting it together. Plus they beat Chicago back when Green Bay wasn't playing that well.
SURPRISE: Cardinals. I expected nothing from this team ... especially when they have no idea who they QB or running back is. Sure, they've been bad over the last month and a half. .
DISAPPOINTMENT: Seahawks. Harsh, but for the non-49ers in the division, I thought they'd look better. They were given a game by the fake refs and I still don't know if they are any good. When you believe in them, they let me down.
WHO WINS: 49ers. Of course. Though either Seattle or Arizona could make it interesting.
SURPRISE: Dolphins. A rookie quarterback, new coach and no receivers. To be in the mix this long defies logic.
DISAPPOINTMENT: Patriots. Yes, the Jets are laughable and are disappointing to some, but I didn't think much of New York before the season started. The Pats should be wrapping this division up by now and have let these lesser thans stick around.
WHO WINS: Patriots. Still, New England is by far the top team in this division and should display that at some point.
SURPRISE: Colts. Anyone in the world have this team at 6-3 right now? Anyone? Anyone?
DISAPPOINTMENT: Titans. I guess. The Jags were looking bad and everyone else is exceeding expectation. Tennessee gets the nod.
WHO WINS: Texans. Best team in the AFC ... unless the Colts can get even better????
SURPRISE: Ravens. This division lacks any surprises ... except that Baltimore is 7-2 despite looking old on defense.
DISAPPOINTMENT: Bengals. Not a great disappointment, but Cincinnati doesn't look like the same young studded team they did last year.
WHO WINS: Steelers. I like B-more over Pittsburgh, but the Steelers keep winning despite all those injuries. They have to get healthy at some point soon.
SURPRISE: Broncos. I mean this team did win the division last year, but to see Peyton Manning looking like an MVP is very surprising to me.
DISAPPOINTMENT: Chiefs. I thought Kansas City would look much more competitive after ending last season on a winning streak. I guess I was wrong.
WHO WINS: Broncos. The Chargers are still right there, but Denver is the better team and they have Peyton. Everyone else sucks.