The second half of the NFL schedule began with a whimper for several teams that the standings say are championship contenders.
What the Saints, Bills, Dolphins, Bengals and, in particular, the Steelers showed in Week 10 is just how unreliable they are. Yet many of them could wind up in the chase for the Super Bowl.
Mediocrity doesn’t mean your season ends before New Year’s Day in NFL 2014. No example is better than New Orleans.
The Saints should be very thankful they play in the Big Easy — no, not the city, but the NFC South.