Originally posted by LambdaChi49:
Trying to find more wins but it's tough. We HAVE to start the year strong. People keep saying we'll start slow but I think we'll surprise people and actually START well and fizzle out because we play better teams later on.
Giants, ravens, and steelers are the only teams after the bye that we have realistically no chance against aside from some sort of miracle. I'm glad the end of our season is heavily weighed upon how well we do against our division, because most of our division is against at least "winnable" teams.
Browns= Mccoy looks good but he's never been more than a 100 yd/game guy... this game is still very winnable, so long as we can stop hillis with a defense that's emphasizing defending the pass first.
Redskins= average defense, mediocre run game and grossman/beck, very winnable.
Then cards twice, rams twice, and one more in seattle. That's 7 winnable games after the bye, 3 pretty definite losses.
While the first 6 games consist of 2 absolutely winnable games, one sorta-winnable-but-not-really game in the Lions, and 3 incredibly hard teams.
So in total, 9 games we definitely have a shot at winning(6 of which are in the division), and plenty of games that could be upsets.
I really don't see how people think we can tank this season, at worst we get half the wins in our division(3) and beat the bengals, skins, and browns for 6 wins. Then it only takes 2 "upsets" to make the playoffs in this division lol.