We are just lucky Dickson was in the right place at the right time...they don't call us the cardiac cats for nothing. I'm just saying...We were playing against Tampa...I mean, c'mon man!! I have no problem with winning the games we are supposed to win, because that means we're taking care of business. That's great. Despite "any given Sunday." what happens when we start truly being underdogs, that's when our true team will put up or shut up. Truthfully, it worries me more that we have had such close games against middle-of-the-road teams, in which we were favorites. I don't want to sell our team short, but at the same time, I'm looking at things in perspective...to where we go up against opponents who are already at the type of play-style where we'll need to be to win our division and can hang with the GBs, Seattles and Atl's in our schedule. We haven't been tested like that yet and I honestly don't know how we'll respond.
I'd like nothing more than J-No to win DPOY and Jared Allen to get going and make a big splash for our pass rush. But it's not the defense in worried about, it's the offense that concerns me. We need to improve our running game and we need some help from outside our division to get some wins vs our NFCS opponents to solidify our playoff chances. It is what it is. Cam's playing his best football since he came into the league with average OL and basically piecemeal receivers...and that has to continue.
Going by the eye-test, the NFCE is the worst division in football. When Romo went down, that really changed the dynamics of that division. The NFCW is the strongest dilvision for sure. Not saying they can keep up with NE, Ari or the Bengals, but from top-to-bottom, any team in that conference could make it into the playoffs and get a win...and if one of them gets home-field advantage, lookout.
pie for sure. But the Cards are gonna win their division and if we can't beat the Seahawks and at least put up a good showing vs Sea and GB, we're nothing special. If we had KB, Big Frank and CJ at 100%, then I would be a lot less worried, but because they are out, we have to play above and beyond over the next 8-games, winning at least 4 to be able to get that wild card. the pressure is squarely on our defense to keep teams close enough for us to pick up wins late in the game. Just hoping Cam and our receiving corp can get it going from the first snap...and continuing that demeanor throughout.
that is in no way verified or true. Making the playoffs takes a lot of wins, coupled with some division-opponents losing some key games. Currently, we have no tie-beaker vs any NFC team, neither in our own division or conference.
I can by that. TB is not a bad team. Srsly...our division is a lot tougher this year than last year. We have the talent to compete against anyone and if we can ever get 100% healthy, we could be favorites in any game on paper. Worst case scenario, we're competing against Sea, Rams and Philly/Giants. Best case scenario, we win our division and get a bye. We do control our own destiny. I think we own Dallas, Cards and Will be a 50/50 split vs Sea...the one that wins that game and wins their division gets home playoffs throughout.