If there is one thing that the anxiety on this board this week illustrates - other than the fact that we're all nuts - it is that by accident or design the NFL has structured its season in such a way that just about every game matters, irrespective of the time of the season. I cannot think of a single other professional sport where each game is invested with such a degree of importance. Part of it is in the scarcity value of the games. By the standards of most sports a 16-game regular season is pretty slim. So those of us who wait through the long off-season are waiting for just 16 games - and if you are lucky enough to get along live, it's just eight home games. That means that all the emotion/heartache/exhilaration/joy/despair of a 150-odd game baseball season or a 50 game soccer season is distilled into 16 matches. But secondly the divisional structure and play-off structure invests added important into certain results. Losing to the Broncos means there's a good chance our post-season route would have to go through Denver. Losing next weekend might mean something similar. But already four weeks into the season some teams are struggling in their divison, others in their conference. It's fascinating. You can see something riding on every game. The you get to the end of the season and the "Reggie Bush" bowl type games where suddenly the draft comes into focus. I was as sore as hell on Monday morning after the result - but God, I love the NFL.