There is an interesting race taking place in the NFL that would get laughed out of college football’s fun house.
New Orleans and Atlanta share the NFC South Division lead with 4-7 records, a half game ahead of Carolina at 3-7-1.
Tampa Bay, at 2-9, is only two games out of first place.
All four teams could still win the Super Bowl.
It reminds me of a line from the 1980s, when the Los Angeles Rams team I covered somehow found itself leading the NFC West.
“We’re in first place,” guard Dennis Harrah proclaimed, “and we stink.”