TMFL Not a regular column but just thought we could use a quick update, my own opinions of course. Atlanta (13-2) Philadelphia (12-2) New England (10-4) Kansas City (9-5) Chicago (11-3) New York Jets (11-3) Tampa Bay (13-2) Detroit (9-5) Buffalo (9-5) Green Bay (8-6) New Orleans (8-7) Indianapolis (8-6) Tennessee (8-6) Dallas (9-5) Miami (8-6) Carolina (7-8) Oakland (7-7) Baltimore (6-8) Jacksonville (6-8) Seattle (6-8) Houston (6-8) Cleveland (6-8) San Francisco (5-9) St Louis (5-9) Denver (5-9) Washington (3-11) Minnesota (4-10) Pittsburgh (4-10) New York Giants (2-12) San Diego (3-11) Cincinnati (3-11) Arizona (2-12) Not too many surprises at the top I don't think. Atlanta has shown to be probably the strongest, most balanced team all season. Philadelphia is no slouch either then you have defending champ New England just barely flying under the radar. I propped Kansas City up higher than some of the other teams because I think Baron can simply out gun the other users, no offense to them of course. Chicago and NYJ could easily contend for a championship and everyone's biggest surprise is probably how low I've ranked TB. I got to see TB play in person against the Redskins and they gave them everything they could handle so thats why I have them as low as I do. Something to keep in mind though, they only have 2 losses in that insanely tough division so don't sleep on those guys. Detroit and Buffalo are both skating on thin ice right now, a couple breaks against them and they could easily miss out on the playoffs. Just behind them, a whole slew of teams are bunched up in GB, NO, IND, TEN, DAL, MIA are in hot pursuit of wildcard spots. I would not be surprised to see a team from this group jump up and knock out some of the teams in current position to head to the playoffs, especially with division games getting lumped at the end of the schedule as they are now in the NFL. Suprisingly, a team with a losing record like Baltimore/Cleveland or Seattle/St Louis/San Francisco are going to sneak in the playoffs by winning their division. Better teams like Carolina, Oakland, Jacksonville and Houston are going to miss out. From the bottom of the barrel here, I'm going to pick some teams I think are likely to "break out" next season: Either Washington or NYG and surprisingly, San Diego. I think Coach Mooney is finally going to put it together, Coach Mayernick is finally returning to the GMEN and San Diego may have some rebuilding to do but I think they can score points, and that will give them a chance next season.