Originally posted by hondakillerzx:
playoff push usually starts in the 2nd half of the season and it develops a playoff atmosphere. most teams would rather lose the games they lose in the first half and play stronger in the second half. maybe youre not familiar with that, the niners usually make the playoffs so this is sort of standard procedure.

Semantics I suppose. You originally said 7-1 struggling going into the playoffs. Not going into a playoff push.

I actually agree with you, and also agree with the premise that teams need to start playing better from here on out, circa 2012 Seattle Seahawks.