It’s almost as if the NFL season has been shaken up and stirred into a concoction nobody would have predicted and many still struggle to recognize.
Last year’s last-place teams are making runs at first place in Miami, Baltimore, Chicago and Atlanta.
Arizona has a preposterous four-game lead in the NFC West.
And Detroit has gone from an impressive 6-2 record at last season’s midway point to a considerably less impressive mark this year.
Yet for all the changes we’ve seen, this season is stealing a storyline straight from last season.
If this football season continues the way it has gone, it could be, for the second straight year, the New York Giants trying to prevent the AFC Champion from achieving an undefeated season.
Last year the Giants knocked off the unbeaten New England Patriots; this year it could be the unbeaten Tennessee Titans.
And if it happens that way, then we’d have one other familiar repeat.
Once again, Mercury Morris would step straight onto the national stage, along with the rest of the 1972 Dolphins. Once again, they would become Giant fans. Once again they would be giant personalities, giving us commentary to go along with their history.
So even though this season is different, in one way it is not. The 1972 Dolphins still are in the neighborhood, waiting to see if they’ll have company.