The League

THE QUESTION

The NFL's Shrinking Middle Class

Why is there a wider gulf between the good teams in the NFL and the bad teams this season?

Posted by Emil Steiner on October 9, 2009 7:22 AM
FROM THE PANEL

Strange Happenings This Season

More than one-third of the league is unbeaten or winless a quarter of the way into the season. That's not normal for the NFL.

Posted by Mark Maske, on October 9, 2009 6:06 PM

Middle Class Still Rules

Just give it some time, and the class system will sort itself out.

Posted by Jamie De Giorgio, on October 9, 2009 12:37 PM

Parity Still Alive

There have always been bad quarterbacks, idiotic coaches and poor front offices, and there will always be.

Posted by Sean McCann, on October 9, 2009 11:43 AM

Look Under Center

How can an NFL team be expected to be competitive when teams have revolving doors at the QB position?

Posted by David Hill, on October 9, 2009 8:33 AM

All About Quarterbacks

The reason for the wide disparity in winning teams and losing ones comes down to one thing: quarterback play.

Posted by Shawn Zobel, on October 9, 2009 7:49 AM

Not So Shocking

If there are still a few undefeated teams at week 12, or a few winless teams then, we can talk then.

Posted by Michael Kun, on October 9, 2009 7:44 AM

NFL Cap and Switch

Young, impotent coaches and a non-meritocratic salary cap are pushing NFL parity towards oblivion.

Posted by Doug Farrar, on October 9, 2009 7:38 AM

Why Such Disparity?

What is behind the largest number of winless and undefeated NFL teams in over a decade? Vote now.

Posted by Reader Poll, on October 9, 2009 7:21 AM

FEATURED COMMENTS

tomtheksbcglobalnet: professional football is a complete illusion and it is about time for people in the u.s. to wake up to this fact. dull boring play, mostly ...

Ombudsman1: NFL Football was better when there were a handful of good teams. Instead, we're asked to pretend on Sunday night that an Oakland vs. Cinc...

largewu: Look no further than recent drafts for why some teams are at the bottom of the barrel every year. Compare these struggling teams 1st round ...

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