I'm pretty happy with a 6-2 record heading into the second half of the season. Why wouldn't I be? Yeah, the Vikings and Giants games blew, but I kind of have a feeling that those are the types of games that are needed for reflection and bringing everyone a dose of reality. I think a big reason why no one has ever matched the '72 Dolphins is because at some point, regular or post season, there is a general let down rule. Hopefully we have had ours. As for the rest of the season, here's what I see:
4 games in the division. I see us with a 3-1 record after those games. I, like the rest of you, think the SEA game will be by far the toughest, but if somehow we crap out a game to AZ or STL, then I see a more determined effort in SEA. Either way, I don't see more than one loss in division games.
We have MIA, CHI,NO, and NE. Tough, especially since NE and NO are away. I am confident in the MIA game and really feel pretty good about CHI at home on Monday night. Homer? Maybe, I just don't think the Bears have had any super tough games yet. NE is a good matchup for us (I believe we would have smushed them in the Super Bowl), but you never know. NO can score with the best of them, but their D is like a sieve. Again, looking at these games, I would say 3-1.
Best guess? 12-4 at the end of the season with the #2 seed. Am I being overly optimistic? I certainly can't see worse than 10-6 (which would be a big let down by itself). Thoughts?