Found December 04, 2012 on Bloguin Best:
A lot has changed in this league over the last decade or so, but one thing remains the same: Tom Brady and Peyton Manning are constantly in contention in December. And while Manning is in a new home now, that's again the case this year. You could argue that despite some serious concerns Brady's Patriots and Manning's Broncos are in prime positions to meet in the playoffs in what could be one last epic battle between the two future Hall of Famers. Combined, their teams have won 13 straight games and are continuing to charge up this list. 1. Houston Texans (11-1, 2nd last week): Final test will be tough for a team I'm still not that confident in. They play 8-4 Indy twice as well as 9-3 New England. 2. Atlanta Falcons (11-1, 3rd last week): Lots of takeaways and Michael Turner got back on track against New Orleans. Now can they keep it rolling? Virtual lock for the No. 1 seed, but in January it's a whole new ballgame. 3. San Francisco 49ers (8-3-1, 1st last...
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