Originally posted by cciowa:
Originally posted by DelCed2486:
i respectfully disagree with you,, i think we can not lose two games and still be in the mix one loss would be very very very tough,, two would be tragic in my opinion
Originally posted by ChazBoner:
suddenly, that last game of the season will be very important.
I think you're right...I think the Niners lose 2 of the next 3, then win a couple and go into the final game with both them and the Cards at 9-6, and the winner gets the #6 slot.
You could well be right that in the NFC you could end up with a 10-6 team not making the playoffs...yet you might see a 10-6 or even 9-7 div winner in the NFC North, and a 9-7 or 8-8 in the NFC East. And because the NFC is quirky in that the arguably best 4-5 teams in the conference are in the NFC West and South, you'll end up with #3 and #4 seeds who will be flawed and very beatable, even on their home fields...point being not a terrible year to be a wildcard, especially if you're one that's hot at the end, not one of the teams that's fading and backs into the playoffs.
Anyway, as I posted in one of these threads yesterday, on this silver anniversary of the 1988 SB team, it is a somewhat interesting parallel in that that team also dropped 2 straight right about this time of the season, with the offense looking like total dogs*** in a 9-3 loss to the Raiders. They were 6-5, there were whispers of Walsh getting canned before the season ended, he was under pressure to bench Montana...but then things turned around when & where and vs whom? In a late-November MNF game vs the Redskins @ RFK...that would be pretty awesome if a similar turnaround happened the same way this season, although that '88 team didn't have the handicap of Roman as OC.
[ Edited by DelCed2486 on Nov 19, 2013 at 9:29 AM ]