It used to be written in stone.
Eight NFL teams would win because they had an elite quarterback, four NFL teams would win because they had an elite defense, 10 teams would be mediocre because they had a bad quarterback or defense, and 10 teams would be awful because they had an awful quarterback and an awful defense.
It used to be that you had to have an elite quarterback or an elite defense to be a playoff caliber team in the NFL.
But when the NFL rules started to favor the offensive side of the ball the entire game changed.
You no longer needed an elite quarterback to make the playoffs as long as you had a steady quarterback.
Elite defenses decreased by about 75 percent and solid quarterbacks increased by about 50 percent.
The new NFL tells us that about ten teams will win because they have a solid quarterback, two teams will win because of their defense, 15 teams will be mediocre because they have an inconsistent quarterback, and five teams will be awful because they do not have a solid play.
In the new NFL about seven of out of all quarterbacks who take the field have a chance to win. Even though the new NFL is driven by parity, here are four quarterbacks who are winning this weekend.