The NFL likes to call it parity. This season, it looks closer to mediocrity.
From the porous offensive lines to the suspect quarterbacking and poor tackling, from the inconsistent officiating to the multitude of key injuries, the 2015 season has been filled with the unwatchable.
Yes, the playoff races, particularly for the AFC wild card, have been intriguing. Carolina's chase for perfection has been worthy of headlines. The performances by the league's top players - particularly the ones making substantial breakthroughs such as Cam Newton and Doug Baldwin on offense, Khalil Mack and Ziggy Ansah on defense - have been mesmerizing.