Through six weeks of the 2010 NFL season, only one thing is completely clear. There are as many teams as ever with a legitimate shot at making the playoffs through six weeks of the season. To this point there are sixteen teams within a half game of their division lead as NFL parody is on full display.
In the NFC East all four teams claim to be playoff bound, being New York, Philadelphia, Washington and Dallas. In the NFC North everyone but the Detroit Lions is still in contention. The NFC South race is between the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints but a surprising Tampa Bay team is looking to play spoiler. In the NFC West, the ineptitude is wide spread so don't count anybody out yet, even one win San Francisco.
The AFC East looks to be a slugfest between the Patriots and Jets but watch out for those pesky Dolphins if either heavyweight slips up. The AFC North is on of the clearest division pictures but even so Pittsburgh and Baltimore are left battling it out for the top spot.
The AFC South may be the most surprisingly competitive team, but with Houston, Tennessee, and Indianapolis all showing both flashes of greatness and glaring weaknesses, expect this one to come down to the wire. Finally the AFC West which has been the Chargers personal punching bag has relegated those same Chargers to last place and have them looking at an uphill climb.
All of this parody means style points and strength of schedule do count when ranking the NFL's elite, so let's try to sort out the leagues ten best.