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NFL's contenders and pretenders

After 10 weeks of NFL fun, Bill Simmons says 16 teams still have playoff hopes. He ranks them in order.

Updated: November 18, 2005, 2:10 PM ET
By Bill Simmons | Page 2

In the good old days, you couldn't start figuring out the NFL playoff picture until Week 10. Three rules always factored into the process:

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