Which current unbeaten team has the best shot at going 16-0?
Here are the contenders and my thoughts:
Indianapolis – Indy is in a weak AFC South division. 4 games come against an even weaker NFC West division. New England, Baltimore, Denver, and NY Jets are the only real challenges left on the schedule.
NY Giants – The Giants have the toughest schedule here, but they are also the most complete team here. They are in a fairly strong division. Philly is a very tough team and the Giants have to play them twice. They also have to play Denver, New Orleans, and Minnesota.
Denver – Denver’s division consists of an inconsistent San Diego team and two poor teams in Oakland and Kansas City. Other than that, they have to play Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, NY Giants, and Philly.
Minnesota – Minnesota is in a medium level division, Green Bay and Chicago could both bite them. Otherwise, they also have to play Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, and NY Giants.
New Orleans – New Orleans is in a fairly weak division. They still have tough games against the Giants and Patriots ahead of them though.
I think the Giants are the best team in the league right now, but their pretty brutal schedule should keep them from going 16-0. Due to the Giants’ schedule, I think Indianapolis or New Orleans may have the best shot at going undefeated.