Just when you think you have the NFL all figured out, everything changes. Some people love parity, and others hate it. Count me among the former group.
It seems like yesterday that everyone was saying that the Patriots were finished, the Seahawks were destined to repeat as league champions, the Bills would inevitably wind up in last place, the Cowboys would stomp unimpeded into the playoffs, etc.
Now, many believe that the Patriots are the team to beat; and the Seahawks look sluggish, have lost their "swag," and are intimidating no one. The Bills, under quarterback Kyle Orton, are on a winning streak, and their offense and defense look impressive. The Cowboys look as though they could once again be a .500 team.
One of the biggest surprises over the past two weeks has been the inspired play of Ben Roethlisberger. Big Ben has thrown for 522 yards in a game with no interceptions and six touchdowns. Last week he made it back-to-back games with six touchdown passes and no picks.
The season looks to only get better. And it's all thanks to parity.