Written by Ian Gillen
As the weather gets colder across the nation, stakes get higher and the teams get hotter in the National Football League. The Saints and Rams continue their domination of the league while the Jets and Cardinals continue their fall into mediocrity and top draft picks.
The NFC divisional races are, for the most part, wrapped up aside from the eternally chaotic East. Thanks to the disappointment that has been the Eagles’ Super Bowl hangover, and win over the Redskins on Thanksgiving Day, the Cowboys have stumbled their way into the top spot.
The AFC, on the other hand, have divisional to make NASCAR proud. The North, South and West all have teams within two games at the top of the standings. The other Los Angeles team find themselves one game back of the youthful Chiefs and Pittsburgh sits one game ahead of the Ravens. A Monday night victory has the Texans set up nicely for a playoff spot as they look ahead to the Browns in order to continue their win streak.
The battle for the number one draft pick is also heating up in the always embarrassing fashion. San Francisco, Arizona and Oakland all sit at two wins. With every week these sad seasons come closer to a fitting end as their fans pray for the finish line.
The good news, regardless of who you root for, is that your team’s fate will be sealed soon enough, and the push towards the draft or the post-season will be fulfilled.