Hot Potato

October 27, 2008 |

The AFC, as we discussed last week, is a conference of uncertainty. Just when it looked like teams such as the Buffalo Bills and Pittsburgh Steelers were ready to take over, they go and lose to the Miami Dolphins, big surprise, and the New York Giants, no surprise there.

Meanwhile, the Ravens, the New York Jets scored much needed wins to complicate things even more in the AFC.

The Jacksonville Jaguars and San Diego Chargers have been huge disappointments. This has made the season interesting and given the Ravens a chance as we get into the second half of the season.

Now, as you look at the schedule, the fear that once existed with fans may become excitement. This is why it’s so difficult to look at the schedule in August and figure out where wins and losses will come from. In the NFL, things happen.

The next four games of the season are the Cleveland Browns, Houston Texans, New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles. With the Browns (3-4), Texans (3-4), Giants (6-1), and Eagles (4-3), only one team looks to have lived up to their expectation and that’s the Giants.

The last quarter of the season is the Washington Redskins, Pittsburgh Steelers, Dallas Cowboys, and the Jacksonville Jaguars. Again, does anyone of those teams strike the same fear in your heart that they did in August or September?

As usual, the NFL season resembles a good ole’ game of “Hot Potato.”