One of the great things about this time of year is the way the schedule skews to divisional matchups. We're backloaded, by design, and it should provide no shortage of big games down the stretch.
Can the Texans maintain their lead, with T.J. Yates, as the Titans begin to really ride Chris Johnson for the first time this season? Can Baltimore hold off Pittsburgh? One more Ravens slip-up against a lesser foe could really cost them. Will Tebow Time make it to the big dance? Could either the Giants or Cowboys sweep the two remaining games between those teams, and effectively settle the NFC East?
We've seen many an upstart club ride a hot December into a long playoff drive, and with Drew Brees chasing history, the Packers chasing perfection and the Colts chasing infamy, well, it makes for enough subplots to keep most games intriguing on one level or another. Oh, and I hear it's fantasy football playoff time as well. Congrats to those still playing. Alas, my Sonic Reducers are in a bit of a rebuilding mode, and if I could fire myself as their coach, I would.
Remember, games here are rated as either a footlong, a six-inch, a pita or a finger sandwich.