Who To Root For - Week 5

The playoff hunt continues this week, with your Houston Texans currently sitting 2nd in the AFC by tiebreaker. Theres a lineup of about 8 games this week with the potential to affect the Texans playoff chances.

Jaguars @ Bills - Both AFC teams, and let's be honest, the Bills aren't going to challenge for the playoffs this year. The Jags sit in 2nd place in the AFC South, so a Bills upset at home would be very beneficial here.

Chiefs @ Colts - Very helpful game here. As unlikely as it is, the Chiefs currently are 1st in the AFC as the only remaining undefeated team in the league. Now I think we all know they aren't going to stay there, but it is possible, however unlikely, that they could challenge for a wild card or even the weak AFC West division title. Then you have the Colts sitting in last in the division at 2-2. We know they are still dangerous, and we have to beat them to win this division. The most benefical outcome would be the Chiefs finding a way to do something no one has done since 2002: Beat the Colts in their house coming off a loss.

Bucs @ Bengals - This one is pretty clear.  The Bengals will probably be fighting to try to get a wild card this year. So the weak NFC Bucs pulling off the upset here would be helpful.

Packers @ Redskins - Two NFC teams, so not a lot of effect on us, other than the Redskins winning could help in the unlikely situation we are involved in some crazy tiebreaker at the end of the year that relies on strength of schedule.

Rams @ Lions - Battle of two bad NFC teams with no real effect on the Texans. But I got Jahvid Best on one of my fantasy teams, so go Lions!

Bears @ Panthers - Two more NFC teams we don't play. No Jay Cutler to watch pout on the sideline. Maybe the cheerleaders are hot at least.

Falcons @ Browns - Its not likely the lowly Browns challenge for a playoff spot this year, but they are an AFC team playing a good NFC team, so let's go Falcons.

Broncos @ Ravens - We play both of these teams this year so either losing is good. The Ravens will either win the North or be in the thick of the wild card picture. The Broncos, in the weak AFC West, will probably either win the West or miss the playoffs. The Ravens are the better team here, so let's hope for Jesus Tebow to will the Broncos to victory.

Saints @ Cardinals - We don't play either of these NFC teams and the Redbirds are starting their 3rd QB this year. I think its going to be extremely ugly in the desert this weekend.

Titans @ Cowboys - Man. I mean, just MAN. If only one of those sinkholes that open up in Mexico all the time would find itself right under Jerry World this weekend, all would be right with the world. Our two most hated foes, so either losing gives satisfaction. But, the most helpful to our cause would be the Cowgirls coming off their bye and destroying the Titans.

Chargers @ Raiders - Two AFC teams, both on the schedule this year. We have the tiebreaker over the Raiders, so we need them to get back on track against the Chargers at home this week.

Eagles @ 49ers - Two NFC teams, but we have the Eagles on the schedule this year. Them winning would help that mysterious super deep tie-breaker situation.

Vikings @ Jets - I hate both these teams, but the Jets are on the schedule and have a giant walking penis as a head coach. Let's hope that Brett Favre can find a little more magic to lead his NFC team over the Jets on the road.


Current AFC Standings:

AFC Team Div W L T Pct PF PA Net Pts TD Home Road Div Pct Conf Pct Non-Conf Streak Last 5
1. Kansas City Chiefs ACW 3 0 0 1.000 68 38 30 8 2-0 1-0 1-0 1.000 2-0 1.000 1-0 3W 3-0
2. Houston Texans ACS 3 1 0 .750 108 102 6 12 1-1 2-0 1-0 1.000 2-0 1.000 1-1 1W 3-1
3. Baltimore Ravens ACN 3 1 0 .750 61 55 6 7 1-0 2-1 2-1 .667 3-1 .750 0-0 2W 3-1
4. New York Jets ACE 3 1 0 .750 106 61 45 12 1-1 2-0 3-0 1.000 3-1 .750 0-0 3W 3-1
5. New England Patriots ACE 3 1 0 .750 131 96 35 17 2-0 1-1 2-1 .667 3-1 .750 0-0 2W 3-1
6. Pittsburgh Steelers ACN 3 1 0 .750 86 50 36 9 1-1 2-0 0-1 .000 1-1 .500 2-0 1L 3-1
7. Jacksonville Jaguars ACS 2 2 0 .500 71 111 -40 8 2-1 0-1 1-0 1.000 2-1 .667 0-1 1W 2-2
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