The NFL informs us that six weeks into the NFL season, the games on the field have been close... and so are the standings.
This season, 65 of the league’s 92 games (70.7 percent) have been within seven points or fewer during the fourth quarter. The 65 such games are the most ever through the first six weeks of a season, surpassing the previous mark of 64 set in 1999 and 2004.
A look at the standings shows the competitiveness and unpredictability of the National Football League. Through the first six weeks, there are 21 teams with a .500 or better record
Since 1990, 201 of the league’s 276 playoff teams (72.8 percent) had a winning record after six games. But nothing is a given in the NFL. More than a quarter of the playoff clubs since 1990 (75 of 276, 27.2 percent) had a .500 record or below after six games, including half of last year’s postseason field (Cincinnati, Denver, Green Bay, Indianapolis, New England and Washington).
How are you supposed to pick games accurately in a situation like that? With confidence, that's how, and that's exactly what we do as we make our picks for Week 7, 2013.
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