To say that the first six weeks of the 2012 NFL regular season has been surprising would be a gross understatement. The Pittsburgh Steelers, New Orleans Saints and Green Bay Packers possess a combined six wins after winning 40 games last season.
Meanwhile, the Arizona Cardinals, Minnesota Vikings and Indianapolis Colts have combined for 10 wins. I am not sure anyone really saw this coming. If you did, please email me immediately so we can get down to brass tacks. I am sure to offer 20 percent commission.
As it is, most NFL teams have played six games, which represents about 38 percent of their 2012 season. We already have a good gauge as to which teams will be playing in January and which ones will be sitting at home in their sharp new Nike cuddlies.
So, let's take a look.
Remember, the algorithm is pretty simple here. Odds of teams in each conference will add up to 600 percent, representing the six playoff teams. If the NFC West has a 180 percent total after adding the four teams, it means I am giving that division an 80 percent chance of having a wild-card team.