Downnnn the stretch they come. Every NFL team has played at least half its games, and the playoff picture grows more intriguing every week. From a fan’s and a bettor’s perspective, the most fascinating question is: “Who is coming out of the NFC?”
In the AFC, the Chiefs are still a cut above the rest, despite the Steelers’ unblemished start. But in the NFC, whom do we really trust? The Packers were undefeated early, then got handled by the Buccaneers and Vikings. Those same Buccaneers slid into the favorite’s role, then struggled to sneak by the Giants and got obliterated at home vs. the Saints. The Seahawks, well, they belong in the Big 12 with the way they defend the pass.