As football fate would have it, the Green Bay Packers keep on helping the Indianapolis Colts. It was exactly one month ago the Colts crept within a win of .500 with a 31-26 victory over the Packers at Lambeau Field.
This Week 13 game between the Buffalo Bills and the Oakland Raiders could have playoff implications for both teams before all is said and done, which is significant considering the two teams have the longest active postseason droughts (17 years for Buffalo, 14 for Oakland) in the NFL.
When it comes to arguing over what the best division in the NFL in, there are only two that really have an argument heading into Week 12: the NFC East and the AFC West. Both have the No. 1 seed in the playoff picture at the moment and each has two wild card teams in the fold.
When the NFL schedule was revealed, this was a primetime matchup: The Patriots, the long-standing kings of the AFC East, against the (apparently) rising Jets, who had just missed the playoffs last season despite winning 10 games.
The last time Tennessee Titans beat Indianapolis, Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota wasn’t even enrolled at the University of Oregon yet, he was still a senior at Saint Luis School in Honolulu. For the past six seasons, the Titans have been tormented by their AFC South rival, stuck as the division’s little brother since the height of the Peyton Manning era.
Just a month ago, things were quite different for both the Miami Dolphins and the San Diego Chargers. Miami began the season with a 1-4 record and many thought the Dolphins were one of the worst teams in the NFL. Since then, the Dolphins have won three consecutive games to move from last in the AFC East to second behind the Patriots.