Having just passed the midway point of the 2011 NFL season, we can now see a legitimate playoff picture forming amidst the chaos that has reigned throughout the year.
The question we have to examine now is, who is for real, and who is a phony?
One week, the Baltimore Ravens will engineer a brilliant comeback on the road against the rival Pittsburgh Steelers, while the next week they lay an egg facing the lowly Seattle Seahawks.
The Detroit Lions stormed out of the gate at 5-0, and have since fallen to 6-3 losing three of their last four.
The Atlanta Falcons have fluctuated from week to week, while the hopeful Tampa Bay Buccaneers have fallen completely off the map. And do we even need to talk about porcelain doll Michael Vick and his lame-duck Philadelphia Eagles anymore? .
Who will rise and who will fall in the latter half of the 2011 season?