Originally posted by BobS:
While they got hot late you cannot ignore their 3-5 road record. They beat the Bears, Bills and Panthers on the road. The only quality team there is the Bears and look where they ended up, 7-1 start and didn't make the play-offs.
As a Seahawk fan, I would hope that most fans and hopefully other teams put a lot of merit into the hawks road record. As I think it would be a big mistake.
What happens in September, October, and most of November, has very little merit December and January.
As teams remind people every year, the playoffs are all about momentum. The Texans are 6-2 on the road, and 6-2 at home. Is anyone really scared of them right now? Green Bay is only .500 on the road, should Atlanta should have no concerns if they host them in the NFC championship right?
You can throw records out the window in the playoffs. Who cares if Seattle hasn't won a playoff game since 1983? There isn't a player on this roster or a coach on this team that was around for those losses (.......ok excluding Trufant). Right now momentum would say the most dangerous teams in the playoffs are Denver, Seattle, and Washington.
That's not to say that I think any of those 3 are a lock to win a super bowl, I'm just saying that I don't think their records mean anything right now. They are all playing lights out, and no team should want to face any of the 3.