5. There is a controversial story that everyone loves to argue about. Everyone on this site knows what I am talking about, "Spygate" of course. I know this isn't good for the NFL, but it is good because it causes controversy which makes for good, interesting arguements. And anyone on this site enjoys a good arguement right? That's why we have throwdowns.
4. There is an obvious "good vs. evil" matchup. Once again, everyone knows what I am talking about. It is the Patriots versus the Colts. The Patriots won round one, but what about round two? The Colts will have less injured players, such as Marvin Harrison. The Patriots will have homefield advantage though. The Colts have a chip on their shoulder, the Patriots have confidence. Which team will advance if there is a round two?
3. The NFC is competitive again! Yay! They have two great teams, both of them lead by two amazing quarterbacks. They also have darkhorses that could come out of nowhere. The two NFC teams, obviously, are the Cowboys and the Packers. There are also darkhorses like Tampa who could surprise Dallas or Green Bay. Also, the AFC isn't as far ahead of the NFC than they have in the past few years.
2. Brett Favre was playing at the top of his game. Even after all the talk about retiring Favre came back and shined. He broke Marino's touchdown pass record and he surpassed 10,000 career yards passing. He has led the Packers near the top of the NFC. Unfortunately, he was injured in the game against the Cowboys. It is a shame that he was injured during his best season in years.
1. There is still a chance to see an undefeated team and a winless team after week 11. So far, the Patriots are 11-0, but they are most definitely not unbeatable. They have their high powered offense and potent defense, but there are some obvious holes. The Miami Dolphins are horrendous. If Ronnie Brown wasn't injured, they might have even had a chance to beat the Steelers in that 3-0 game. In that weather you have to rely on the runners and Ronnie Brown is one heck of a runner. In my 14 years of watching football, many of those years I can't remember, I have never seen a team at 11-0 and a team at 0-11 at the same time. This is utterly incredible.