Originally posted by Supr9er:
We got a gift today with Carolina beating the Cardinals. Arizona has been pretty inconsistent as they were last year. They've also got some tough games at CHI, at SF, vs. MIN, at TEN. The trouble is they are playing STL twice and still have one with SEA.
We still have a good shot at winning the division if the offense can build on Alex's strong play. I'm hoping that Raye will start opening things up. I heard someone say that Raye's offenses open up more as the season goes on. Let's hope so!
We have to win our division. Two of the Cowboys, Giants, Eagles, the Packers, Bears, and Falcons are all teams we would have to contend with for the wildcards and are already behind. Even if we got hot three out of five of those teams would have to falter dramatically. That's not much to pin your hopes on. We need to, and still can, win our division.
We need to win at home against Arizona to even things, hang on to the tie breaking divisional record, and match the cardinals the rest of the way. When I look at our remaining games to have any hope or aspirations we have to win our remaining divisional games. After that I see six games of which we should win at least three to have any right at the playoffs. If we can't go 6-3 over the remainder of our season we don't belong in the post season.
I believe we can do that if we stop shooting ourselves in the foot. Singletary can talk about us being a "young" team (blaming the players) but I think it's the coaching staff making the mistakes that keep costing us games (with the exception of Morgan's celebration foul this past weekend).