The average NFL season, like a good Victorian novel or Mexican soap opera, has lots of crazy plot deviations that you almost forget about at the end. Three such mini-plots wrapped up this weekend: 1) the NFC East being the SEC to everyone other division's Big East. Three horrible losses on Sunday, and that idea is kaput. 2) The Colts being finished. 3) Eli being better than Peyton. I almost bought into the first two ideas, but the last always was silly. In any event, after Sunday, obviously all are false. The thing people forget about Eli Manning when he is playing well is that his floor for poor performance is subterranean. Even when he doesn't move his offense that well, Peyton never gives the game to the other team the way Eli sometimes does.
So where will the writers take the show next?