Originally posted on The Colts Authority  |  Last updated 11/24/11

The race for the #1 pick is on. The Colts hold a two game lead over the Panthers, Vikings and Rams. If any of the teams finished tied, the team with the worst strength of schedule gets the top pick. Currently those standings read like this:

Panthers 81-79 (.506)
Colts 84-76 (.525)
Rams 92-68 (.575)
Vikings 93-67 (.585)

Here's who to root for this week:

EASY CALLS

Cardinals at RAMS
VIKINGS at Falcons
Wins by these teams obviously help Indy

BUCS at Titans
The Titans are an AFC South team, so their losses count double

Patriots at EAGLES
GIANTS at Saints 
49ERS at Ravens
Indy plays NE, NO, and BAL so losses by those three team are obviously a good thing.

BEARS at Raiders

Panthers played the Bears and Vikes play Bears twice.

Steelers at CHIEFS

Vikes play the Chiefs, but not the Steelers.

HARD CALLS

Packers at LIONS

The Rams play the Pack, but the Panthers played Detroit. Let's go with the Lions.

Dolphins at COWBOYS

The Phins sit at three wins, but the Rams played the Cowboys.

REDSKINS at Seahawks

Seahawks wins hurt St. Louis, but at Skins win hurts the Panthers.


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