WSJ: The NFL Is Weird

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The NFL is weird. Good teams flame out, bad teams rise, and Donovan McNabb can bank a $78 million extension for doing nothing. But just how weird? Very, very weird, according to The Wall Street Journal. Those in doubt need only look at the results of last Sunday's games. Writes Nando Di Fino:

The 2010 NFL season—one free of a salary cap—was supposed to be weird. But, after 10 weeks of play, it has moved beyond even the wildest expectations. Sunday’s set of games had enough zaniness and unpredictability to capture the season in a nutshell: a game-winning Hail Mary pass in Jacksonville two overtime thrillers, the downtrodden Bills getting their first win, the previously hapless Broncos pouring it on the division-leading Chiefs and the Randy Moss-aided Titans getting unexpectedly squashed by the quarterback-starved Dolphins.

Even the games that looked blah on paper, like Seattle at Arizona, managed some drama, with Matt Hasselbeck playing through a broken wrist and giving the career resurrection of Mike Williams a boost.

That is weird! Especially the part about the Bills winning a game they were favored in. We eagerly anticipate the Journal's three-part investigation into why college basketball is exciting.

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