Originally posted by sdniner:
We'll get the #6 seed and we can make some noise in the playoffs. All of our losses have been close (even if the score said otherwise). We have a defense that can carry us, all we need is Kap to hot down the stretch...
This is a very good point.
We haven't had any Minnesota/Rams 2012/Giants games so far this year where we looked like complete crap. You might say Indy, but not until the very end.
Even Seattle was a game that we were in for awhile until our D could no longer support the O.
So in this regard we are better than last year and maybe even 2011.
However we are all still waiting for that W against a good tough team, which we had a few of last year.
I made this prediction in preseason but I think I'm right:
The defense is actually better this year than last, esp. when you look at PPG. Nobody in the NFL has played defense in the superdome against the Saints like us the last two seasons.
The eye test doesn't show it as much, but the D is getting it done. I get the sense we'll be a hybrid 2011/2012 team come playoff time....