It took 12 weeks, but we've reached that point in the season. It's now possible to visualize the NFL's circle of life, where every team has lost to the team preceding it. Any Given Sunday, indeed.
Four games are plenty of evidence to make these sweeping statements: the Broncos are very, very good, and the Jaguars are very, very bad. In Week 6, Jacksonville travels to Denver, and oddsmakers are expecting the matchup to challenge the all-time record for largest point spread.
Two years ago, we were taken by the NFL's ouroboros: a visual representation of the league's parity, where any team can beat anyone else. In the graphic, each team has a victory over the team next to it, going clockwise, until it circles back.
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Any given Sunday, indeed: A visual representation of the NFL ouroboros, with each team having beaten the next, going clockwise, ad infinitum. It's the circle of life. [Reddit]
Shocking but true: 21 different MLB teams won a playoff series this decade. I get the feeling the comments on this post will be filled with fans of the other nine. [BR]