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Schedules big key to playoff push

John Clayton takes a look at the second-half schedule and breaks down each division, predicting who will make the playoffs.

Updated: November 10, 2005, 1:16 AM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

One thing is clear as the NFL reaches its midseason point. The league is clearly divided into the haves and the have-nots.

The winning teams are the ones with the quarterbacks. Look at the seven winning teams in the AFC. Those teams are directed on the field by Peyton Manning, Ben Roethlisberger, Jake Plummer, Carson Palmer, Byron Leftwich, Drew Brees and Trent Green. Tom Brady is a great quarterback on a struggling 4-4 Patriots team.

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