A dome collapsing, a broken streak, a bad snap on an extra point, an injury to a star quarterback…just another week in the NFL. The playoff chase is on; only one team—the Patriots—has clinched a spot with three games remaining. Everyone is researching the tiebreak scenarios and trying to figure out what exactly “strength of victory is.” The AFC’s playoff teams are likely decided; even if the Jets and Ravens fail to win their respective divisions, it would take a major collapse for them not to qualify for a wild card with a two-game lead and three games remaining. In the NFC, it’s a little more muddled.
The swagger is gone. After being dismantled by the New England Patriots a week ago it’s fairly clear—Rex “Humpty Dumpty” Ryan didn’t