Julius Peppers and the Chicago Bears found the antivenom to the lethal Michael Vick and beat the Philadelphia Eagles handily on Sunday, straining the eyes of fortune-tellers even further when it comes to the NFC playoff picture.
Even as some teams find solid footholds and begin posturing for top seeds, others (like the Eagles and Green Bay Packers) who had looked comfortable just a week ago suddenly find their playoff lives in danger.
Who are the real class teams of the NFC? Which contenders are only pretending? Who wins the race (a highly competitive one) for worst team in football?
Read on for the answers to these questions and more, and be sure to check out the AFC power rankings too.