In case you were wondering where I've been the past couple of days, I haven't actually been in a bomb shelter. I've been enjoying the mini bye week, which means I've been watching NCAA and NFL football with a couple of beers and a cigar instead of a couple of cups of coffee and my laptop.
Some of you were freaking out on Friday about the Ravens' loss to the Falcons, a non-conference opponent. There's good news, though: Other AFC challengers in Tennessee, Houston and Kansas City slipped up, too. Cincinnati is done after its loss to Indianapolis. And Pittsburgh and New England play in the Sunday night game, which means one of those teams will also be 6-3 by the end of the night.
Everything is going to be OK.
Other observations: The NFC West is brutally bad. The Vikings' season ended in Chicago on Sunday afternoon as Brett Favre threw three interceptions and coughed up a fumble. The Bills aren't going 0-16. And the Cowboys are playing inspired football right now under Jason Garrett.
Talk to you then.