Heat. It's like catnip for bandwagons, and teams that earn the elusive "hot" tag do so through winning games in bunches.
When a team manages to piece together a series of wins, especially at this juncture in the season, pivotal to playoff runs ensue. A handful of late-season postseason pushes are currently being made by teams ranging from traditional powers to surprise teams previously thought to have been in rebuilding mode.
These teams all have one thing in common: they're heating up. Some may even say they're hot or, better yet, on fire.
But with the sportsbooks smitten by trendy little hot streaks, the NFL's most momentous teams are that much more likely to get burned.
[SpreadSHREDDER Week 10 ATS: 2-1]
[Overall Record ATS: 21-9]
[Lines from Sportsbook.com via VegasInsider.com and FiveDimes.com]