I teach science to kiddies, fair tests, variables, controls and all that business. Scientifically the 2012 schedule has produced an unfair advantage for the broncos having a extra variable in their favour over the first 5 weeks with a constant 7 day turn around allowing them premium recovery/preparation time. There are variables we can't control in the competition, like the weather, but the broncos schedule is seriously advantageous and this is unfair to the 15 other teams. I think this needs to be addressed at the top level. This is my rant. I'm done.