The NFL has done an incredible job of creating parity in their league.
There are dominant teams and superstar players, but anyone can beat anyone in this league. The worst teams in the league can put together a performance that can trump the league's most elite any given week. You can predict all you want, but you never know what will happen until two teams take the field.
The drama that one game can bring is really what makes the sport unmatched.
You could have a high-scoring affair where two teams are going back and forth, making it appear as if the last team with the ball will win. Then there could be a defensive matchup that comes down to one big mistake by either team.
Is there anything more exciting then watching one of the league's best quarterbacks drive his team down the field with only seconds remaining on the clock? How many millions of fans hold their breath each week as the ball is snapped and the kicker approaches it for the game-winning filed goal? How many times have fans slowly stood up as the Hail Mary pass to win the game comes tumbling down in to a crowd of players in the end zone?
All of this is happening as these players carry the pressure of knowing that every game counts. That this is the win that could get them in to the playoffs. This is the win that could take them to the Super Bowl. This is the win that could make them champions.
Football may not be perfect, but it is still the greatest sport we have.