The first five seeds are more or less established. But with three weeks to go, there are still seven teams in contention for the 6th and final playoff spot, all within one game of the "lead" (that is, either 7-6 or 6-7).

As of right now, Miami, New York and Baltimore are all 7-6. Jacksonville is at 7-7, and Pittsburgh, Tennessee and Houston are all 6-7. Here are the remaining schedules:

MIA - @TEN, HOU, PIT
NYJ - ATL, @IND, CIN
BAL - CHI, @PIT, @OAK
JAX - @NE, @CLE
PIT - GB, BAL, @MIA
TEN - MIA, SD, @SEA
HOU - @STL, @MIA, NE

Call it mediocrity if you like, call it parity...I call it exciting!