'Division Desperation' week a pivotal time for some teams

I shall dub this Week 6, "Divisional Desperation," because, well, everything needs a cutesy name to be branded these days, right? Isn't that how it works in sports?

Anywho, it's time for a few teams with Super Bowl aspirations -- the Bears and Eagles -- to put up or shut up. Chicago faces division-rival Minnesota knowing that a loss drops the Bears to 2-4 in a division with two unbeaten teams already. Lose and it's lights out.

The Eagles face the Redskins; Philly loses and it falls to 1-5, while the 'Skins would be 4-1. That's likely too much ground to start making up, and now you're begging and hoping other teams collapse just to be a factor in your own division. And don't forget about the Falcons, who also had designs on Indy in February, but face a dangerous Panthers team Sunday. The Falcons are hoping not to fall to 2-4 and perhaps getting too far off the pace in a more competitive NFC this season.

So that's how I see it. Remember, the Cardinals, Broncos, Chiefs, Chargers, Seahawks and Titans are on byes this week. Also, games here are rated as either a footlong, a six-inch, a pita or a finger sandwich.

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