By Justin Henry
Cold Hard Football Facts' Meme Machine (@jrhwriting)

And so, we arrive.

Other than a highlight reel of spectacular plays fit for YouTube, nobody will remember the 20 teams that collapsed short of the dividing line. For 12 teams going forward, it's the fight to imbue a legacy. For the other 20, it's all about 'what if?', particularly for six teams, three from each conference, that will see their hopes go up in smoke on December 29.

One last batch of extended 'Infinite Wisdom' before the playoffs, when the matchups go from 16 a week, to four, to four again, to two, and then the finale.

One can arrive, but only the select few can keep going.