It's been nearly a month since the Suck for Luck campaign was analyzed here because two teams have clearly distanced themselves from the rest of the candidates. (Also, who isn't talking about Andrew Luck these days? Sheesh)
At the beginning of the season, I tabbed the following 12 teams as contenders for the Stanford quarterback: Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Indianapolis Colts, Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins, Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, Washington Redskins.
Lets do a quick reset on these teams, first looking at the obvious non-factors. The Bills, Bengals, Chiefs, Cowboys (a long shot to begin with) and 49ers have all played themselves out of the running for various reasons.
The current leading contenders after nine weeks of games are the winless Colts and Dolphins. With an opponents combined winning percentage of .571, Miami faces a much harder schedule the rest of the season. The combined winning percentage for the Colts is .483. Really, it's hard to find a win on the Dolphins' schedule. Heck, they even lost to Tim Tebow and the Broncos.
At this point, though, discussion of a trade involving the Rams and Browns is a little fruitless (though our pals at Turf Show Times expertly analyzed it here). Colt McCoy has been bad in Cleveland, Bradford is easier to trade after his first two rookie contact years and his old offensive coordinator, Pat Shurmur, is the Browns head coach. Still, it's unlikely. It sure makes for a fun storyline to speculate on, though.