NFL parity has made it more and more difficult to get proper reads on teams around the league. Week in and week out, we think we know teams only to have them surprise us, in a good or bad way, when Sunday rolls around.
This week was no exception, with teams like the Vikings and Bengals—who seemed well on their way to playing themselves out of the playoff race—turning around and posting big home wins to keep their seasons alive.
We also saw some truly brutal loses from the likes of the Giants and Panthers. While the Giants had not been playing well the last few weeks, the Panthers had looked like they were ready to turn a corner prior to facing off against the Broncos. Now, they seem to be back at square one.
In the video above, I look at a few teams whose seasons could go either way and give you my thoughts on whether I see them as playoff contenders or pretenders. I'm sure you will have something to say, so give your thoughts in the comments below, and, as always, thanks for watching.