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I'd be surprised if games such as Miami-Tennessee, Cincy-San Diego, Green Bay-Pittsburgh and Atlanta-N.Y. Jets didn't show the best part of the NFL: that the playoffs actually start in Week 15.
I'd be surprised if the Ravens didn't improve to 13-1 at home against NFC teams since 2003.
I'd be surprised if Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer didn't use a tone of man-to-man coverage with his excellent cornerbacks to free up his safeties so they could freelance in the run-and-blitz attack against the Chargers.
I'd be surprised if Jared Allen didn't catch Denver's Elvis Dumervil in the NFL sack race.
I'd be surprised if the Redskins didn't give the Giants a real scare Monday night while holding their tryouts for Mike Shanahan.
I'd be surprised if Houston QB Matt Schaub didn't have another 300-yard first half against St. Louis.
I'd be surprised if the Broncos didn't struggle against the Raiders and show that injury attrition -- not talent, preparation or execution -- determines most games this time of the year.
I'd be surprised if the Jets' Darrelle Revis didn't use his textbook physical style at the line of scrimmage to disrupt, frustrate and dominate the Falcons' Roddy White.
I'd be surprised if the Patriots didn't struggle, mightily, without defensive linemen Vince Wilfork and Ty Warren -- and Bill Belichick didn't somehow find a way to blame it on Adalius Thomas.
I'd be surprised if the Cardinals' increasingly tricky and complicated defensive scheme didn't produce one or even two scores against the Lions.
I'd be surprised if the Saints' loss didn't actually help them in the long run.
I'd be surprised if Dallas Clark (89 catches, 10 touchdowns) hadn't already punched his ticket to the Pro Bowl.