The fix is in — and it's working.
Five seasons ago, confronted with the problem of playoff-bound teams resting starters and coasting into the postseason, the NFL began scheduling only division games for the final week of the season. The theory being, chances would be better those finales would mean something.
And, after a Sunday when all the pieces fell in place, we're in for a few winner-take-all finishes.
Three titles are up for grabs: Cincinnati at Pittsburgh in the AFC North, Detroit at Green Bay in the NFC North, and — in the division where every team is guaranteed a losing record — Carolina at Atlanta in the NFC South.
The NFC West is...