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:
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.
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.