(Eds: With AP Photos.) By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer Unless you're part of the Manning family and hoping for a hometown reunion with Eli, Peyton and their teams in New Orleans, there's little reason now to make Super Bowl reservations.
With a quarter of the schedule remaining, there's no way to pick a favorite for the Lombardi Trophy. Not even the two teams with 11-1 records, the Falcons and Texans, or Eli Manning's Giants or Peyton's Broncos.
While there has been significant separation between the haves and the have-nots in the NFL - three division races are over and only the NFC North has no odds-on choice among the undecided sectors - none of the top teams presents overwhelming credentials for winning it all.
Several teams are trending upward, most notably the Broncos with a seven-game winning streak and the Patriots, who always begin peaking in November and December. Atlanta just about has home-field advantage in the NFC, and Houston would pretty much secure it in th...