The past several weeks, it's become fashionable by some in the media i.e. Peter King to break the AFC race down to two teams -- Baltimore and SD. Shannon Sharpe seemed to say this last night, though he's a bit of a Ravens homer. Plus, he could have been talking about how to make a chocolate cake for all I know. I generally need close captioning when he talks. IMO this is the most wide open the AFC has been in several years. The Pats will have a say in the outcome. So will Jax and maybe Cincy. I don't think Denver gets in and Indy is in a free fall but still dangerous in their RCA dome cocoon. SD is very impressive but beatable. And until Marty hoists a Lombardi I'm not buying it, although this SD team is probably as close as it gets to being "Marty proof". Rivers is untested in the playoffs and I wonder about their ability to stretch the field with their WRs, not that they need to very often. I think we could run on their D. Not sold on Baltimore either. Defense is excellent. But their offense is pop gun. McNair threw 4 ints Sunday. At some point, I think it gets them in trouble. I guess that's why the Dolphins game doesn't bother me that much. The two media annointed contenders are flawed and there is still 3 weeks of football left to play. We were in the thick of it Sunday and we're still in the thick of it. Nothing has changed.