Originally posted by truekingcarlos:
Yup, we are definitely not elite. We have real issues that scare me against any truly elite, who we'll meet in the playoffs. I'm not as optimistic as I was before.
Everyone's getting better, we are not.
I don't think I agree. For all of our faults (and we have a few), no other NFC team really scares me. You have the Falcons, that are vastly overrated due to their soft schedule and just got waxed by the Panthers. The Packers are good, but their defense is weak, o-line is suspect, and they are entirely one dimensional (pass first, and pass often). Also, we have already beaten them, so surely it can be done again. After that there's the Giants. I'll admit we do seem to struggle with them but nothing about them says "invincible."
Barring an absolute meltdown in the playoffs, I think we go deep. Maybe not all the way to the Super Bowl, but we will definitely do some damage.