We're not here to vouch for any sort of voodoo or supernatural influence in the NFL, but this latest development might be proof of some black magic that has come back to haunt the feline teams in the league.
Ever since that black cat famously sprinted across the field during the Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants Monday Night Football game in Week 8, the Panthers, Jaguars, Lions, and Bengals have yet to win a game, going a combined 0-12 in that span.
Detroit has tried and failed to shoulder the loss of Matthew Stafford, and it looks like Kyle Allen has run out of pixie dust in Carolina. Jacksonville has struggled with the transition from Gardner Minshew back to Nick Foles, and Cincinnati is just pathetic.
In addition, the Cowboys are just 1-3 after their win over the Giants, while Pat Shurmur and New York have lost both of their games after the cat ran on the field. This cat might have indirectly just altered the course of the NFL playoffs. Think about that.
If you're the betting type, put all your money on the Redskins, Jets, and Buccaneers this week, as they apparently are playing against teams that have been hexed.