They wanted parity in the NFL and it looks like they are getting it.
After 10 weeks almost half the teams, 15 out of 32, have either 4 or 5 losses.
And 8 of those 15 reside in the AFC.
So half the Conference is stuck in the middle battling for Wild Card Supremacy.
Pittsburgh is looking best at 6-4 having played their 10th game already.. Even with a banged up back up in Ben Roethlisberger, who didn't start due to his injured ankle, they blew out Cleveland 30-9. I guess hobbling isn't what it used to be.
The Bills and Jets are next at 5-4 but the Bills currently hold the Tie Breaker by beating the Jets and they also are 3-1 in the division compared to the Jets 1-2 division record.
We, on the other hand, are sitting ugly at 0-4 in the division.
Our AFC competitors also with 5 losses include:
Indianapolis 4-5 with a 4-3 AFC record
Oakland 4-5 with a 4-3 AFC record
Kansas City 4-5 with a 3-2 AFC record
Houston 4-5 with a 3-3 AFC record
I mention their AFC records because other than Houston, whom we beat, the conference records will determine Tie Breakers since we won't have any head to head with Oakland and KC.
Unfortunately, we are the ugliest girl in the line to get into the dance with our formidable 2-5 AFC record.
So right now we need to run the table and get Buffalo to lose 2 games, the Jets to lose one other game as well as our game against them in 2 weeks, plus Oakland and KC have to lose one more game.
If we lose one more game, then Jacksonville with 6 losses comes into play and since they beat us, we would lose a Tie Breaker to them. Plus add another needed loss to all of the afore mentioned.
Keep in mind that those teams have to play each other along the route so someone will have to fall.
We do have one advantage over the other teams currently in the hunt. Of our 7 remaining games, 5 will be played at home and only 2 games on the road.
Miami plays Dallas, at Jets, Baltimore, NYG, at San Diego, Colts, New England
Buffalo has 3 Home and 4 Away: at NE, at KC, Houston, at Phil, at Wash, Dallas, Jets
Jets have 3 Home and 4 Away: at Houston, Miami, at NYG, Titans, at Dallas, NE, at Buff
Colts have 3 Home and 4 Away: at Falcons, Bucs, at Pitt, at Jags, Houston, at Miami, Titans
Oakland has 3 Home and 4 Away: at Lions, at Titans, KC, at Denver, GB, San Diego, at KC
Kansas City has 4 Home and 3 Away: at SD, Buff, at Oak, SD, at Balt, Cleveland, Oakland
Houston has 4 Home and 3 Away: Jets, NO, at Buff, NE, at Colts, at Titans, Jags
Jags have 4 Home and 3 Away: Titans, SD, at Titans, Colts, Falcons, at NO, at Houston
Pittsburgh has 2 Home and 4 Away: at Seattle, Colts, at Cin, Denver, at Balt, at Cleveland
Keep in mind that either the Colts, Texans or Jags will win the AFC South.
Miami only plays the Jets and Colts in the hunt.
Buffalo plays 3 in the hunt.
Jets play 3 in the hunt.
Colts play 4 in the hunt.
Oakland plays 2 in the hunt.
Kansas City plays 3 in the hunt.
Houston plays 4 in the hunt.
Jags play 2 in the hunt.
Pitt plays only 1 in the hunt.
The Wild Card is wide open right now and the NFL and the majority of fans are loving it.
Your guess is as good as mine as to who will eventually get into the playoffs but don't count Miami out yet.
Dolfan since 12/25/1971