Most analysts start warming up their "must-win game" machine a little later in the season than the halfway point. Me, I like to break down the standings after each week, evaluating every individual win and loss in terms of how it affects the playoff race. Because, in case you haven't noticed, Kornheiser , the season is just 16 games long. What happens now (and even what happened back in Week Three) can change the outcome of the campaign, Wilbon . Dealing a loss to a intradivision rival, an interdivision rival, or even the opposite conference's doormat can pay dividends, Ditka . Every game is critical, Tirico . You better believe I'm calling you out, you cliche champion, you. I had about enough of his odd-shaped head before the first pregame commercial break last night. Which brings me to t ...
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