The two "best" teams in the NFL in the form of the Atlanta Falcons and Houston Texans struggled against opponents that have to be considered weak. In the process, both seemed to fall from their throne as the two best teams in the league.
Instead, you are looking at seven or eight clubs with a legit shot at winning the Super Bowl. Mediocrity, or maybe parity, at its absolute best.
Meanwhile, a couple other teams (looking at Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys) kept their playoff hopes alive. Other teams, such as the Michael Vick-less Philadelphia Eagles, dropped completely out of the playoff race.
Certain coaches are firmly entrenched on the hot season, while other coaches might have kept their job for the next few months.
Either way, the NFL playoff race has gotten pretty darn interesting at this point in the season. As I have every week before, this article is going to take a look at playoff odds for each NFL team through the first 11 weeks of the 2012 season.