Separation in the AFC, a jumble in the NFC (The Associated Press)

Closing in on December, fans can expect New England to grab a bye in the AFC, as well as whoever emerges from the NFL’s best division, the AFC West. The NFC has powerhouses in Dallas and Seattle, and, well, who knows? The East is intriguing with no teams under .500, and there remain five head-to-head matchups among the Cowboys, Redskins, Giants and Eagles.