We're almost finished with 11 weeks of NFL football (let's hope Monday's Carolina Panthers-New England Patriots matchup is as good as it looks like it could be), and yet we still have an awful lot of confusion.
Six AFC teams are at 4-6 and two at 5-5, which makes the race for the second AFC Wild Card wide-open. (The Denver Broncos or Kansas City Chiefs should get the first wild card.)
Meanwhile, in the NFC, there are four 6-4 teams (Carolina is at 6-3), a division led by a 6-5 team (the Philadelphia Eagles), two 5-5 teams and a tight race for both wild-card slots.
We do have a couple of teams heating up—Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants and Carolina—and a few who are ice-cold—Atlanta Falcons, Houston Texans and Jacksonville Jaguars. There are a bunch more who remind me of the guy in an office I used to work in who could never keep his hands off the thermostat—hot, cold, hot, cold. For example, the New York Jets, Cincinnati Bengals, Miami Dolphins and Dallas Cowboys.
Overall, though, it's a big mess and a lot of teams are in the hunt. Some will cool off, others will heat up and a few will break either way.
Let's see some of the players and coaches (yup, we're pointing at some coaching this week) who could get them there or hold them back.