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Parity Illustrated: Graphic Shows NFL Circle Of Life

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It's often said that anybody can beat anybody on any given day in the NFL. After ten weeks of NFL games, we now have visual proof.

The NFL Circle of Life is complete.
The NFL Circle of Life is complete.

Week 10 in the NFL had its share of surprising outcomes. The Bengals broke a four-game losing streak to beat the defending Super Bowl champion Giants. Tennessee trounced Miami by 34 on their home field. The 49ers and Rams fought to a tie. Heck, even the Vikings looked surprisingly competent in a win over the Lions.

The National Football League prides itself on parity. When the New Orleans Saints defeated the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, it meant that every team had at least one win and at least one loss. It also meant that the old NFL adage "anyone can beat anyone else" now holds 100% true.

Yes, even for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Don't believe us? Take a look at the headline picture or click here to get a full view of the graphic created by an industrious Reddit user after Atlanta's loss. If you go clockwise around the graphic, you'll see how each team beat the next. It's amazing that this graphic was possible after only ten weeks of the NFL season, especially considering the amount of teams with very few wins or losses. This graphic was also made possible by the NFL two years ago, but it took 11 weeks in the 2010 season.

Any given Sunday, indeed.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.