Week 14 Performance Rankings: Who's Shaping Up Well for the Playoffs?

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Week 14 Performance Rankings: Who's Shaping Up Well for the Playoffs?
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Every couple of years, a team sneaks into the playoffs that doesn't seem to belong there. A weak schedule, combined with a couple lucky bounces and other intangibles put a team into the postseason...where they're quickly exposed by a team that has the "stuff" that truly elite teams need to ensure they can make that postseason run.

Since we use the divisional format, we're already looking at potential examples of this. *cough*NFC Worst*cough cough.* While the record might not indicate a lousy team since the division itself might be tough, it also might be an example of an entire division being bad, where - well - someone's gotta win this thing.

Logically, this invokes the complementary effect of wondering if you're a better franchise that deserves it, but due to schedule/circumstances/bad juju, you're looking at spending the post-season at home.

Well, after compiling a multitude of stats for all 32 teams and plugging them into a long formula, I've been able to get a glimpse over who really has had the best season so far; and also who's been snake-bitten or living on luck.

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