In absolute terms? - Absolutely not! We could still end up 13-3 which gets into the playoffs.
It just won't happen. As many in the WZ talked about, the first part of the schedule was/is a b!tch.
1 There are no more injuries
2 AS comes back fairly quickly and is sober
3 The injured Veterans come back
4 The injured Rookies get added and can contribute
5 The Coaches make some big adjustments
.....then we will vie for a wild card slot - but we would still have to go through Seattle (in Seattle) in the post season. No SB this year. Might be a better option to mentally prepare for looking towards the 2014 season. Most of our key players are not that old (notable are of course Gore and Cowboy). The talent from this last draft should be fully healed up and we probably won't open up with quite as tough of a schedule (til further notice, we have ZERO chance of winning in Seattle - if that happens early, it weighs on this team)
[ Edited by socal9er42 on Sep 23, 2013 at 8:13 AM ]