Originally written on thepigskinreport.com  |  Last updated 10/19/14

DAVIE, FL - MAY 02: Executive Vice President of Football Operations Bill Parcells (L) walks past a player at practice on during Miami Dolphins Rookie Mini Camp on May 2, 2008 at the Dolphins practice facility in Davie, Florida. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
One of my biggest pet peeves in the NFL is when the pundits knock a team down that has a good record and claims that they “haven’t played anybody.” That can ring true for a good month in the early goings of any given NFL season, but when you’re past the halfway point, well it’s like Bill Parcells used to say; You are what your record says you are. Being a supporter of the Houston Texans and Atlanta Falcons, obviously I’ve found very little to gripe about this season. At a combined 20-2 on the year, you’d think I’d be on cloud nine, and I am for the most part. However, continuously hearing about how every other team with a winning record is better than them is like a gnat buzzing around your ear that you just can’t swat. In no way do I find either of these teams infallible; they have red flags just like everyone else. But the lack of respect either get when less deserving teams get more just eats me up inside. When you’re on top, everyone wants to discredit you if you don’t have the cel
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