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Boring World Series

Only one game of the 2014 World Series has been close - Game 3, won by the Royals 3-2. The other scores were 7-1, 7-2, 11-4, 5-0, and 10-0. Hopefully, the final will be a nailbiter with KC winning.

This is only the second time since 2002 that a World Series has gone to a 7th game: 2011 Cardinals - Rangers.

Did You Notice? NFL Week 9
  • Steelers' Convict Uniforms
    The Steelers wore 1934 throwback uniforms against the Colts. Straight from the Great De­pression era, they are depressing, the ugliest ever conceived. Yet this was the third straight season they wore them in a game, proving once again that my tastes aren't in the mainstream. Pittsburgh gave new meaning to the term "win­ning ugly" in their 51-34 victory over Indianapo­lis behind Ben Roethslisberger's fabulous day: 40-49/522y/6 TD. Andrew Luck didn't have a bad day, 400y, but couldn't keep up with the sizzling Steeler QB.
  • NFC South
    The league's weakest division went 1-3 last weekend. Fortunately, the victory was produced by the Saints. The division has a combined record of 9-20.
  • Lions Squeak By Again
    After beating the Saints 24-23 the previous week on a FG with 1:48 left, Detroit went to London and won another one-point game on a late FG, this one with no time left, 22-21 over the Falcons. Matt Prater missed the kick with 0:04 on the clock, but the ball was snapped a split second after the play clock went to 00. Given another chance from 5y further back, he nailed the 48-yarder. Matthew Stafford became only the third QB since 1966 to over­come 21-point deficits three times as a starter. The other two are Tom Brady and Drew Bledsoe.
  • Seattle Up, St. Louis Down
    The Rams upset the Seahawks 28-26 in Week 7. But both teams went in opposite directions in Week 8, literally and figuratively. Seattle bounced back to upend Carolina 13-9 on the East Coast while St. Louis headed West on I-80 to Kansas City where the Chiefs thumped them 34-7.
  • LSU Rookie QB
    How did Zach Mettenberger do in his first start for the Tennessee Titans? Here's his numbers: 27-41/299/2 TD/1 INT. Not bad although Houston won 30-16. But most of the postgame talk centered around DE J.J. Watt's com­ments regarding Zach posting selfies during the week. Watt said it bothered him to see Mettenberger not taking a more serious approach to his first start. So when J.J. sacked Zach, he pretended to take a selfie.
  • Rex Ryan Death March Continues
    The Jets lost their seventh in a row, this one to Buffalo at home, 43-23. NY starting QB Geno Smith was pulled late in Q1 after going 2-for-8 for just 5y, with 3 INTs and one lost fumble to contribute to the Bills' 14-0 lead. Michael Vick - remember him? - did better but couldn't make up the gap. The question is not whether Jets coach Rex Ryan will be back next year but whether he'll last the season.
Golden College Rankings vs CFP Committee - Week 9

I'm proud to say that the top six in the Golden Rankings are the same as the College Football Playoff Committee's top six. The difference is that I have Florida State 4th, not 2nd. The other five are in the same order among themselves as the CFP.

Another bit of evidence that my computer rankings are objective is that I have Notre Dame two places above the Committee, #8 to #10. So if I'm ranking one of my alma maters lower and a team I despise higher, you know I'm not fudging my rankings. I also have two teams from the hated Big Ten, Nebraska and Ohio State, much higher than the committee.

Golden Rankings Top Ten
Pos.
Team
Record
Average Opp.
wins
Last
Week
CFP
1
Mississippi State
7-0
15.93
35 1 1
2
Auburn 6-1
15.44
29 3 3
3
Ole Miss
7-1
15.01
31 2 4
4 Florida State 7-0 14.66 26 4 2
5
Oregon
7-1
14.61
27 7 5
6
Alabama
7-1
14.61
27 5 6
7
Marshall
8-0
14.58
24 6 --
8
Notre Dame
6-1
14.41
22 8 10
9
Nebraska
7-1
14.31
23 13 15
10
Ohio State
6-1
14.31
23 9 16

Golden Conference Rankings
Pos.
Conference
Average Impressive Non-Conference Wins
1
SEC
13.529
Clemson, K.State, Tex.Tech, Wisc, WVU
2
Pac-12
12.942
Ill.,Mich.,Mich.St.,N'western,Texas,UVa
3
Big Ten
12.807
Miami, Missouri, Pitt., Syracuse, Wash.St.
4
ACC
12.748
Cincinnati, ND, Ohio St.,Ok.State, USC
5
Big 12
12.717
Maryland, Minnesota, Tennessee
6
Mountain West
11.808
BC, Colorado, UConn, Wake F., Wash.St.
7
C-USA
11.763
Akron, Houston, Navy, Tulsa
8
AAC
11.355
Mid.Tenn., UNC, Vandy, Va.Tech
9
MAC
11.091
Ind., N'western, Pitt., Purdue
10
Sun Belt
11.026
Tulsa, Utah State, Wake Forest

No change in the conference order from last week.

Complete Golden Rankings

Synopsis of the ranking system: Each team starts with 12 points for each game. The winning team goes up from there depending on the number of wins of the defeated opponent and the margin of victory. The loser goes down from 12 depending on the losses of the opponent and the margin of defeat. Teams can gain a bonus for road wins or a penalty for home losses. Read complete rules.

Compilation of Dozens of Rankings

Golden Rankings - NFL after Eight Weeks
Golden NFL Top Ten
Pos.
Team
Record
Average Opp. wins Last
Week
1 Denver 6-1 17.57 25 1
2
Arizona
6-1
17.54
20 2
3
Philadelphia
5-2
16.92
14 3
4
San Francisco
4-3
16.83
17 5
5
Dallas
6-2
16.75
18 4
6
Detroit 6-2
16.75
17 9
7
Seattle
4-3
16.73
17 8
8 Cincinnati
4-2-1
16.64
14 11
9
Indianapolis
5-3
16.63
16 6
10
New England
6-2
16.63
16 14
"Opponent wins" means the total number of wins
by the teams the ranked team defeated.

Complete Golden NFL rankings

Division Rankings
Rank Division Average Last Week
1 NFC West 16.457 1
2 NFC East 16.346 2
3 AFC North 16.295 3
4 AFC West 16.183 4
5 AFC East 15.987 6
6 NFC North 15.932 5
7 AFC South 15.578 7
8 NFC South 14.916 8

Overall: AFC 16.011, NFC 15.913
Did You Notice? NCAA Week 9
  • Don't Tug on Superman's Cape
    With their season spiraling downward, the Michigan coaching staff decided to use a tent stake in Friday's pregame meeting to motivate the team about staying committed and together in a tough environment at Michigan State. So what did a Wolverine team leader do with the stake the next day? Plant it in the middle of Spartan Stadium before the game. The Spartans took notice and, with a 24-7 lead late in the game, chose to tack on another TD rather than take a knee. MSU coach Mark Dantonio explained after the game: It just felt like we needed to put a stake in them at that point. ... I can only be diplomatic for so long. The little brother stuff, all the disrespect, it didn't have to go in that direction. Beleaguered UM coach Brady Hoke (he and Will Muschamp are 1A and 1B in the list of coaches on the hottest seats with each a leadpipe cinch to be fired after this season's final game if not before) apologized Sunday, admitting that planting the stake was "poor sportsmanship."
  • TCU Runs It Up
    TCU led Texas Tech 37-20 at halftime, then exploded for 31 Q3 points to extend the lead to 68-27. Time to let the scrubs play and run the ball, right? TCU threw six more passes in the last period, although it was two backups who threw them. The result was two more TD drives for an 82-27 rout. The Horned Frogs, known more for defense than offense under coach Gary Patterson, piled up 785y on the hapless Red Raiders. Add their young head man Kliff Kingsbury to the list of endangered coaches.
  • Georgia Family Feud
    Georgia Southern brought the nation's top-ranked rushing attack to the Georgia Dome Saturday and added to their #1 ranking by amassing an amazing 660y on the ground in their 69-31 rout of Sun Belt rival Georgia State. (The abbreviation on the scoreboard read GSU 69 GSU 31.) The Eagles now average 402ypg, 50y per game ahead of second place Navy. Georgia Southern leads the Sun Belt with a 5-0 record in their first season in the league after moving up in football from the FCS, where they won six national championships.
  • Stop the Presses!
    Marcus Mariota threw his first INT of the season! But the Oregon junior QB more than made up for that with 5 TD passes as the Ducks outscored California 59-41. Oregon has just one loss, to 24-point underdog Arizona 31-24 October 2 in Eugene. But Mariota was not 100% that night after he was sacked seven times in the previous game, a 38-31 victory at Washington. In both games, Oregon had injury problems on its offensive line. With that crucial group back at full strength, the Ducks have an excellent chance to make the CFP if they win out and finish 11-1.
  • Texas Shorthorns
    If Texas supporters thought coach Charlie Strong would bring instant success in his first year at the helm, they are sadly mistaken. The Longhorns endured their first shutout since 2004 - and Strong's first in his coaching career - as the Kansas State Wildcat, the Big 12 leaders, prevailed 23-0, holding UT to just 196y of offense. In today's football, holding a team under 300y is considered good. But under 200?
  • BYU Blues
    Remember when some pundits were predicting an undefeated season for Brigham Young after the Cougars started 4-0 with victories over UConn, Texas (41-7), Houston, and Virginia? Well, BYU hasn't won since, losing four straight to Utah State, Central Florida, Nevada, and Boise State. As you might expect, key injuries have played a role in the Cougars' downfall. For example, RB Jamaal Williams returned against BSU after being hampered by a sprained ankle the past month.
  • SMU Watch
    We're continuing to monitor FBS's only winless team. Sadly, the Mustangs lost again, 48-10 to Memphis at home.
My Live Game Last Weekend

Ole Miss @ LSU

GREAT NIGHT IN TIGER STADIUM!
My second favorite LSU game I attended. LSU-Florida 2007 is still first.

  • Great effort by the Tiger defense, holding a team averaging 35 ppg to 7. And the TD was set up by one long pass, 43y down the sideline.
  • Les Miles has been criticized, often correctly, for being stubborn, especially when it comes to the running game. But Saturday night, that stubborness became a virtue as the Tigers pounded, pounded, pounded an excellent Ole Miss defense. The TD drive included 13 straight runs before the 2y TD pass.
  • It's amazing how much improvement has occurred in two areas:
    The entire defense, which was torched by Mississippi State and Auburn;
    The offensive line, which had four veteran starters but did not live up to its billing in either of the two losses.
  • I'm proud of the Tigers for overcoming a very frustrating first quarter, which included:
    An "inadvertent whistle" that nullified a run inside the 5 by Fournette;
    An easy 28y FG missed;
    Fournette's fumble at the 2;
    Ole Miss completing a pass down the sidelines to set up their TD.
    Instead of being up 10-0, the Tigers trailed 7-0.
  • Overall, the officials did not cover themselves with glory.
    They missed an interference call on Trey Quinn on a pass over the middle.
    They called offsetting unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on the Ole Miss sideline when QB Bo Wallace pushed the LSU defender down after the tackle.
    On Ole Miss's final possession, Jalen Mills was called for pass interference downfield from where another LSU defender intercepted the pass. There's no question Mills impeded the receiver without looking back for the ball.
    Tiger fans can't forget the 2006 game at Auburn. With LSU driving down 7-3 in the final two minutes, LSU WR Early Doucet was tackled in the EZ as an Auburn DB from the opposite side knocked the ball away a second later. Interference! First down at the 2! No. After huddling, the officials ruled the pass was "uncatchable" and picked up the flag.
    Why wasn't the same rule applied Saturday night? The Ole Miss receiver had no chance to catch the pass, which was 5y short of him.
    On the next play, Wallace threw a long pass down the LSU sideline that sailed far over the receiver's head. But S Jamal Adams had a chance to intercept except that the receiver grabbed his shirt and practically tackled him! No flag.

Pregame Comments - FOLLOW UP

It's hard to believe the offensively-challenged Tigers can beat one of the best defensive teams in the nation. But, if it happens, I want to be there.

  • The Tigers can pull the upset if:
    Bo Wallace has a bad night and throws a pick or two;
    The Bengals can rush the ball consistently on the Rebels;
    LSU gets a TD or sets up one on special teams as they did last week; X
    TIGERS LOST THE TURNOVER BATTLE 4-1 BUT STILL WON.
    QB Anthony Jennings makes plays in the passing game against a tough secondary; JENNINGS MADE A COUPLE OF GOOD PASSES BUT OTHER THAN A NICE TOSS ON THE TD, MOSTLY HANDED OFF DURING THE EVENING.
    The Tigers come up with some surprises on offense (Leonard Fournette throws a pass? End arounds? Misdirection plays?) A FEW, SUCH AS THE 40y PASS DOWN THE MIDDLE TO FOURNETTE ON THE 2ND DRIVE. PUSH
  • But that's a lot of if's, which is why it's more likely Ole Miss will cover the spread (3.5) than be upset. X
  • I don't expect this to be like the Mississippi State game in which the Tigers got blown out early. LSU was outmanned but also played poorly. I think the coaching staff knows the strengths and weaknesses of its players much better now and has coached accordingly the last two weeks. The defense has played much better with Beckwith at MLB.
  • One commentator predicted this would be an ugly, low-scoring game. It has to be that way for LSU to have any chance. But Ole Miss is better equipped to win such a game since their offense will probably score more points on our D than vice-versa. X
Golden College Rankings - Week 9
Golden Rankings Top Ten
Pos.
Team
Record
Average Opp.
wins
Last
Week
1
Mississippi State
7-0
15.93
35 1
2
Auburn 6-1
15.44
29 3
3
Ole Miss
7-1
15.01
31 2
4 Florida State 7-0 14.66 26 4
5
Oregon
7-1
14.61
27 7
6
Alabama
7-1
14.61
27 5
7
Marshall
8-0
14.58
24 6
8
Notre Dame
6-1
14.41
22 8
9
Nebraska
7-1
14.31
23 13
10
Ohio State
6-1
14.31
23 9

Golden Conference Rankings
Pos.
Conference
Average Impressive Non-Conference Wins
1
SEC
13.529
Clemson, K.State, Tex.Tech, Wisc, WVU
2
Pac-12
12.942
Ill.,Mich.,Mich.St.,N'western,Texas,UVa
3
Big Ten
12.807
Miami, Missouri, Pitt., Syracuse, Wash.St.
4
ACC
12.748
Cincinnati, ND, Ohio St.,Ok.State, USC
5
Big 12
12.717
Maryland, Minnesota, Tennessee
6
Mountain West
11.808
BC, Colorado, UConn, Wake F., Wash.St.
7
C-USA
11.763
Akron, Houston, Navy, Tulsa
8
AAC
11.355
Mid.Tenn., UNC, Vandy, Va.Tech
9
MAC
11.091
Ind., N'western, Pitt., Purdue
10
Sun Belt
11.026
Tulsa, Utah State, Wake Forest

No change in the order from last week.

Complete Golden Rankings

Synopsis of the ranking system: Each team starts with 12 points for each game. The winning team goes up from there depending on the number of wins of the defeated opponent and the margin of victory. The loser goes down from 12 depending on the losses of the opponent and the margin of defeat. Teams can gain a bonus for road wins or a penalty for home losses. Read complete rules.

Compilation of Dozens of Rankings

Week 9 Picks 7-10

Home team in CAPS.

  • #1 Mississippi State over KENTUCKY +14 PUSH
    CBS can't be happy after Wildcats got blown out at LSU
  • #3 Ole Miss over #24 LSU +3.5 X
    Rebels D just too strong for offensively-challenged Tigers
  • TENNESSEE +17 over #4 Alabama
    Tide
    comes back to earth on road.
  • #5 AUBURN over South Carolina +19 X
    Remember what A&M did to the Gamecock D.
  • #6 Oregon over CALIFORNIA +18 PUSH
    Another Pac-12 high-scoring affair.
  • #8 MICHIGAN STATE over Michigan +17
    "Little Brother" delights in kicking Wolverines when they're down.
  • Texas Tech +23 over #10 TCU X
    Frogs win but don't cover.
  • Texas +10 over #11 KANSAS STATE X
    Wildcats
    slump some after tough stretch.
  • #13 Ohio State over PENN STATE +14 X
    Buckeye QB maturing week by week
  • #14 Arizona State over WASHINGTON +3.5
    Improving Sun Devils top waning Huskies.
  • #15 Arizona over WASHINGTON STATE +2.5
    First team to 60 wins.
  • #16 NEBRASKA over Rutgers +19.5 X
    After beatdown in Columbus, Scarlet Knights travel to Lincoln.
  • #19 UTAH +1 over #20 USC
    Utes D prevails at home.
  • #21 CLEMSON over Syracuse +14.5 X
    Tigers return to Death Valley after road scare.
  • OKLAHOMA STATE over #22 West Virginia +1 X
    Mountaineers not nearly as good on the road.
  • #23 MARSHALL over Florida Atlantic +28 X
    Thundering Herd romps again.
  • COLORADO +14 over #25 UCLA
    Bruins too porous on defense.

Other Games

  • Minnesota over ILLINOIS +6 X
    Illini playing out string until new coach named.
  • North Carolina +7 over VIRGINIA
    School may be reeling but Tar Heels improving weekly.
Intriguing Numbers - Week Nine
6-0-1 Ole Miss 's record against the spread this season.
15 Sacks allowed by Penn State in their three Big Ten games.
4
Consecutive weeks Ohio State has scored 50 or more points, a school record.
7 Consecutive victories by Alabama over Tennessee
9-1-1 Auburn's all-time record vs South Carolina
5 Consecutive wins by Kansas State over Texas despite being outgained in every game
5 Consecutive games in which Michigan State has covered the spread
26 Passing TDs allowed by California, most in the nation
16 Consecutive losses by Colorado to ranked teams
6 Consecutive seasons without a bowl game for Colorado
18/1 TD/INT ratio for USC QB Cody Kessler
33 Sacks by Utah, the most in the FBS
39 Consecutive games in which Marshall QB Rakeem Cato has thrown a TD pass, breaking Russell Wilson's record
College Football Predictions - Midyear Checkpoint [10/14]

After seven weeks, it's time to evaluate my preseason predictions. One has come true while others are almost certainly going to be false.

Don't be surprised if ...

  • LSU loses to either Mississippi State or Ole Miss at home.
    One of my predictions last year was that LSU would lose a game in which it was favored and win a game in which it was an underdog. That came to pass when the Tigers lost at Ole Miss but beat Texas A&M at home. This year, LSU has an even younger team with no experience to speak of at QB. That means inconsistent play. Ole Miss has its most talented team in some time and is predicted by many to finish ahead of LSU in the West. And the law of averages may catch up with the Tigers in regard to Mississippi State, whom they've beaten 14 times in a row.
    STATE HAS ALREADY WON, AND OLE MISS WILL BE FAVORED TO WIN IN BATON ROUGE OCTOBER 25 AS WELL.

  • LSU beats Alabama.
    No, this isn't a contradiction to the previous prediction. By November 8, both young QBs will have nine games of experience. The Tigers have the week off before the clash (although Bama does too). The Tide's QB situation is uncer­tain also. Tiger Stadium will be jumping. Miles & Company remember how close they came to an upset two years ago when A. J. McCarron led a last minute winning drive. Saban doesn't have a McCarron under C this year.
    AFTER THE AUBURN GAME, I WROTE THIS PREDICTION OFF AS PREPOSTEROUS. BUT FOLLOWING LSU'S WIN OVER FLORIDA AND ALABAMA'S ONE-POINT SQUEAKER AT ARKANSAS, THERE'S HOPE THE TIGERS CAN BEAT THE TIDE.

  • LSU's string of four consecutive double-digit win seasons ends.
    Les Miles and his staff will do well to coax nine wins out of this team. Four losses ends any hope of ten wins. Back-to-back games at Auburn and Flori­da will probably produce two of those defeats. A loss to Wisconsin in the opener will make it hard to get ten wins with the conference schedule still ahead. Defeat the Badgers and the Tigers might get to ten wins with a bowl victory.
    LSU HAS TWO LOSSES ALREADY. DESPITE THE IMPROVEMENT SHOWN AGAINST FLORIDA, IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE THE TIGERS WILL GO 4-1 DOWN THE STRETCH AGAINST KENTUCKY, OLE MISS, ALABAMA, @ARKANSAS, AND @TEXAS A&M.

  • The winner of the Georgia-South Carolina game in Week 2 wins the SEC.
    Predicting the UGa-SC winner captures the East crown is not going out on a limb. But taking the victor to win the Championship Game is a bold choice.
    THIS ONE IS NOT OFFICIALLY DEAD BUT ALMOST CERTAINLY FALSE. THE LOSER OF THE UGA-USC GAME, THE BULLDOGS, HAS A SOLID CHANCE TO WIN THE SEC EAST AND EVEN BEAT THE WEST CHAMPION IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME.

  • Auburn doesn't finish in the Top Ten.
    The Tigers were the biggest surprise of 2013. But their last two wins came on freak plays. One Georgia defender was ready to intercept or at least knock down the desperation pass when a teammate knocked it from him into the arms of the Auburn receiver. Nick Saban and his staff made numerous coaching mistakes in the Iron Bowl, including lobbying for a second to be put back on the clock and sending in the FG unit instead of throwing a Hail Mary. Of course, Auburn might still have won in OT. Also, the week before AU played in Baton Rouge September 21, Nick Marshall came off the bench and led a last ditch drive that culminated in a winning TD pass with 0:10 left. All in all, last season had enough breaks go Auburn's way to last a lifetime. Fur­thermore, opponents have had the entire off-season to study video of Gus Malzahn's offense.
    THIS ONE HANGS IN THE BALANCE. THE TIGERS HAVE LOST ONLY TO MSU AND REMAIN IN THE TOP TEN BUT STILL MUST FACE SOUTH CAROLINA, @OLE MISS, TEXAS A&M, @GEORGIA, AND @ALABAMA.

  • UCLA wins the Pac-12 and makes the College Football Playoff.
    This is my surprise Final Four participant. Jim Mora's Bruins have gone from nine wins his first year to ten last year. He has 16 returning starters including, best of all, QB Brett Hundley, who decided to come back for another year despite being eligible for the NFL draft.
    FORGET THIS ONE. THE BRUINS ARE ONE OF 2014'S BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENTS. AFTER BELTING ARIZONA STATE 62-27 ON THE ROAD, THEY'VE LOST AT HOME TO UTAH AND OREGON. UCLA IS STILL MATHEMATICALLY ALIVE IN THE PAC-12 SOUTH BUT CANNOT AFFORD ANOTHER DEFEAT.

  • At most one team nationally goes undefeated.
    Only one squad, Florida State, finished the regular season unblemished last year. With eight SEC teams, including Alabama, South Carolina, and Georgia, deploying new QBs, it is highly likely no team in the nation's tough­est league will emerge without a loss. With the exception of FSU, no squad in any other conference seems capable of running the table. And I wouldn't be surprised if the Seminoles dropped a game along the way - hence the "at most one" in my prediction.
    SIX TEAMS REMAIN UNDEFEATED: MISSISSIPPI STATE, FLORIDA STATE, OLE MISS, BAYLOR, NOTRE DAME, AND MARSHALL. TWO ARE BOUND TO BE ELIMINATED SINCE FSU PLAYS NOTRE DAME AND OLE MISS HOSTS MISSISSIPPI STATE IN THE MOST IMPORTANT EGG BOWL EVER. THAT LEAVES AT MOST FOUR. IF THE SEMINOLES SURVIVE NOTRE DAME, THEY HAVE THE EASIEST SCHEDULE (EXCEPT FOR MARSHALL) TO 13-0. (THEIR BIGGEST OBSTACLE IS JAMEIS WINSTON AND HIS LEGAL PROBLEMS.) BUT BAYLOR AND THE SEC TEAMS WILL MOST LIKELY TRIP UP ALONG THE WAY. THERE COULD BE TWO UNDEFEATEDS WHEN THE REGULAR SEASON DUST CLEARS, BUT MY PREDICTION OF "AT MOST ONE" IS STILL IN PLAY.
NFL Predictions

Don't be surprised if ...

  • ... the winner of the Green Bay-Seattle game represents the NFC in the Super Bowl.
    The Packers and Seahawks are expected to be the class of the conference. So the winner of the game (which was Seattle) has the tiebreaker on the other should they finish with identical records. And that could make the difference in determining home field for a rematch.

  • ... the Saints make the playoffs.
    I don't think I buy the notion that some have advanced that this is Sean Peyton's most talented Saints team. A few writers put them in the Super Bowl. But I do think that, with continued improvement in the defense, the Saints should win the NFC South after finishing 2nd to the Panthers last year.

  • ... the following teams improve on their 2013 records.
    Lions (7 wins in 2013)
    Vikings (5)
    Texans (2)
    Bears (8)
    Titans (7)

  • ... the following teams do not do win as many games as in 2013.
    Eagles (10 wins in 2013)
    Cowboys (8)
    Panthers (12)
    Seahawks (13)
    Chiefs (11)

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