Muddling along the NFL's middle

Updated: April 25, 2006, 12:19 PM ET
By Gregg Easterbrook | Page 2 columnist

The Rams were nobodies, then a Super Bowl juggernaut, then lost five straight and now have won four straight. Former powerhouse Dallas is down in the cellar with the rutabagas and pickled beets, while former nobody New Orleans is drinking comped champagne in the high-rollers suite. And can you believe 15 of 32 NFL teams are one game above or below .500? An entire division, the AFC East, is one game above or below .500. Once again sportswriters, fans and bobbleheads across the nation are ...

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