Well it is that time of the year ladies and gentleman. Where all 17 weeks of hard work either pays off or sends you home disappointed waiting for next season. As most teams are heading home thinking about the possible offseason moves to come the following teams all have more football left to play. It is time to take a look at how they got here and where they will hit the end of the road. AFC 14-1 (15-1 more then likely). Those damn Patriots. Even with regular inflated footballs they still find a way to win. Even without a bonifide HOF qb like Tom Brady they still found a way to win. The Patriots are the easy favorites to make it to the Superbowl to represent the AFC for the 3rd straight season. OPOTY: Paris Chapman. The qb who takes over the reigns after a guy like Tom Brady has a long hike up a steep hill. Chapman has had no issue bearing the load of the Patriots unique offense this year finishing with a QBR of 102.2. DPOTY: Jerod Mayo. Not a super hard pick here. Lead the team in tackles and added 7 yes 7 interceptions from the LB position. 12-4 Oakland Raiders. A team who has only fallen in the playoffs to the Patriots. This year many believe may be the year he can finally get over the hump thanks to the key acquisition of OPOTY: La'Veon Bell. It could easily be said that young qb Derrick Carr should be here but hear me out. Bell started his first three games with the Steelers this year and didn't have much success. After coming to the raiders Bell posted 8 games where he rushed for over 140 yards and only rushed under 90 yards twice this season for the raiders. He carried the load and eased the pressure on Carr DPOTY: Rahim Moore. While Moore wasn't able to lead his team in tackles what he did lead his team in was overall turnovers. Moore forced 3 FF's and picked off 3 ints. 10-5 (at time of writing) The Colts were one of a few teams who started fast and finished slow. After starting 7-1 the Colts seemed to slow down in the home stretch of the season. If the Colts want to win when it matters the most they most do a better job protecting the football in the air game. OPOTY: Trent Richardson. Earlier in the year it was rumored Richardson might be on the way to becoming a Bengal via trade. Well rumors are just that and Richardson turned around and carried the load in all aspects as he was in the top 5 rushers all season long. DPOTY: Laron Landry. In a sense for the same reason as Rahim Moore above. Landry lived up to his hard hitting reputation forcing 4 fumbles and adding 2 interceptions to that total. 9=7 Pittsburgh Steelers. In a division that saw one of the most controversial coaches in league history come in and leave after half a season the Steelers held strong down the strech. With the most losses on the AFC side of the playoffs the Steelers are looked at as underdogs throughout the rest of the playoffs. OPOTY: Colton Trammel. The young WR averaged 20 yards a catch. He had over 1400 yards on the season. Enough said. DPOTY: Lawrence Timmons. The stud MLB hit triple digit tackles while adding 4 sacks and 2 ints on the year. 12-3 at time of writing. Aye yo Buffalo. It seems the Bills are the real deal. It is a shame they just happen to share a division with the Patriots. The Bills seem they can beat anyone except the Patriots and if they want to make a superbowl that is something they will have to overcome. OPOTY: E.J. Manual. Wait did I really just type that...Manual who's name actually made some MVP conversations towards the end of the season had a season that could be career building. Hitting triple digits in qbr at 102.4, Manual also posted career highs in yardage, td's, and completion percentage. DPOTY: Kiko Alonso. Lead his team in tackles and interceptions. 8 interceptions. Let that sink in. 11-4 at time of writing. The Sand DDD Diego Chargers were all over the place this year. Playing in a division that liked to take turns with who would be sitting at the top of the table. The Chargers down the stretch won when it mattered the most. OPOTY:Ladarious Green. The fast TE out of UL layfatte or however the hell you spell that school.... led the chargers in receiving yards this year. Even though he had to deal with 2 different starting qbs this season. DPOTY: Donald Butler. Led his team in tackles and forced 8 fumbles. Let's not forget the 4 ints to go along with that. Monster much. NFC 15-1. Well lets just thank god for the triple option of the jacksonville jaguars. Undefeated teams blow anyway. The Vikings are the clear front runners of the NFC. Taking the patriots form just less hated the Vikings own the road to the superbowl. OPOTY: The offensive line. 2 1000 yards rushers. DL is a douche and doesn't show sack totals but I feel like Bridgewater didn't get sacked much more then likely. Someone give these guys the MVP award. DPOTY: Robert Blanton . A young SS who was second in the team for tackles and managed to grab 8 ints on the year. 14-2. #norespect. Despite being the number 2 seed S1 and S3 not many people believe in these Falcons. They have proven they can beat any team on this list except for the Vikings. The Falcons hosted a top 5 offense and defense for a majority of the season. And in the last 3 or 4 not sure games the Falcons gave up no more then 200 yards of offense a game. OPOTY: Julio Jones. 121 catches. 1491 yards. 14 td's. He managed to help turn a young Blake Bortles into a bonified stud down the stretch. DPOTY: Paul Worrilow. Quietly Worrilow put together one hell of a season. 91 tackles, 3 sacks, 3 ff, 6 ints. 14-2. If you want to talk about handling business then look no further then the Dallas Cowboys. Down the stretch the asserted their dominance on their division and will come in as the number 3 seed for the NFC. Their only 2 losses of the season came against the Vikings and the Lions both of whom are in the playoffs. OPOTY: Zac Stacy. 1934 yards on the ground rushing. add in 400 yards receiving as well. He had 6 games where he rushed for multiple TD's. DPOTY: Henry Melton. The new single season sack record holder. 24 sacks. Nothing else to say. 9-6. The 49ers are coming into the playoffs as the last NFC division winner. Not often talked about but still with the same tough 49ers defense. They will face a tough test in the Wild Card round. OPOTY: Vernon Davis. Missing weeks 5-12 Davis still managed to end up the second leading receiver on a struggling 49er offense. Davis posted 3 straight 100 yard games after his return from injury and was the favorite target of the qb when on the field. DPOTY: Cory Lemonier. Coming off the edge Lemonier had 15 sacks and 3 FF to lead the front of the 9ers defense. 9-6. The Lions were without their head coach for most of the season but still somehow found themselves sneaking into the playoffs. The Lions are the defending superbowl champions and still can beat anyone when at full strength. OPOTY: Calvin Johnson. Megatron does what is expected of Megatron at this point. Leading his team in yards and receiving td's . DPOTY: Stephen Tulloch. Luckily Tulloch wasn't celebrating very many sacks this season and was able to stay on the field. He led his team in tackles and was the vocal leader of the defense. 9-7. Oh how the mighty have fallen. The Giants raced out a 9-1 record and was chopping at the bits to get his shot in the playoffs. Then his dream of a season became a nightmare as win after win kept slipping out of their hands. Not to mention the cowboys taking him to the woodshed twice in a span that saw the G-men finish 9-7. OPOTY: Odell Beckham Jr. ODB was the cornerstone of the Giants offense. He had over 1500 yards receiving and was a deep threat all year. DPOTY: As much as I'm sure Focker would love for me to say Dondi I am going to go with Mario Williams. He tore up the field when he was on it. The pressure he could bring created turnovers and allowed the rest of the Giants defense to flourish. My actual predictions will come more then likely tomm.