The shocking, oatmeal-smoking, whiskey-imbibing, glue-sniffing revelation in this week's projections won't be hard to find. Especially if you're a Cowboys fan. Or if you believe the NFC East is the best division in football. Or simply if you're really good at scrolling to the bottom of the page to see the table for yourself.
With three weeks to go, it's our projection that the NFC East -- the division everyone was falling all over themselves trying to declare as the best in the league earlier in the season -- will have only one team reach the postseason. The beneficiary? The NFC South, which we predict will make up half of the conference's six-team playoff field.
Why would we predict something so asinine? We make our case below as we break down the playoff picture two ways: 1) As though the season ended today; and 2) As though the season will play out the way we predict it will. We will continue to do this weekly until the playoff field is set.