The Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens have engaged in some fierce battles for the AFC North title during the last several seasons, and things seem to be shaping up that way again in 2012.
Granted, the NFL regular season hasn't even started, but our mock season has. And after just one day of voting by online readers, those two teams are already duking it out for supremacy in that division.
Several other battles are emerging as well, particularly in the AFC West and NFC South.
There's still plenty of time to take part in the fun. For the rest of this week, we'll accept your predictions for the four division winners and two wild-card teams in both the AFC and NFC -- that's 12 teams total.
Then we'll tally up the points (division winners will get two points per vote, wild cards one) to determine the 12 playoff teams -- the eight teams with the most points in each division, plus the two teams with the next-most points in each conference.