Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE
Andrew Luck greets Aaron Rodgers at midfield after beating the Green Bay Packers Week 5, 30-27.
Following two prime time thrashings by the New York Giants (Win at San Francisco 26-3) and the Green Bay Packers (Win at Houston 42-24) in Week 6, all I can tell you about this NFL season is that I know nothing.
Two of the most complete, top-to-bottom, sound football teams in the 49ers and the Texans were man-handled by their opponents.
More than anything, this signals to me that there is great parody in the NFL, and that's a good thing. A high level of competition among the conferences and in the divisions only drives the league forward.
There are so many explosive playmakers now that no lead is safe. The momentum of a game can turn at the drop of a hat. It's exciting to be a fan of football right now.
Save the 5-1 Baltimore Ravens, 5-1 Houston Texans, and the 6-0 Atlanta Falcons, every conference in football is very close in record. Most notably perhaps is the AFC East. In a division that the New England Patriots almost perennially run away with, six games into the season and they're all knotted up at 3-3.
And though no one expected the Arizona Cardinals to run the table, their surprising 4-0 start has been dashed the last two weeks with two tough losses to St. Louis on a Thursday night and a home game against the Buffalo Bills. Two heavy hitters, right?
Also, in a conference that has not been charged to be a powerhouse in years past, the NFC West could possibly be the strongest conference team-for-team in football; with the emergence of a good Seattle Seahawks team who has found a quarterback in Russel Wilson, a tough San Francisco team that hopes to get back to the NFC title game they played in a year ago, and a Jeff Fisher lead Rams team that still has first-round pick Sam Bradford at the helm.
What this makes for is a long, drama-filled end to the season.