this time last year the nyg were 6-5 but lost the week 13 game to fall to 6-6. At 6-6 they began to play each week like a playoff game. they largely improved in two areas. the DBs started to get healthier and simply play better. the ol slowly improved as they got into the playoffs. at the start of this stretch their ol was as bad as ours has been.
they were in all out eli save us mode weekly really because they couldn't run a lick.
the similarities are very strong with this 2012 cowboys team. people were once again chirping about coughlin getting fired even.
us having this lightning in a bottle stuff happen is insanely unlikely. but getting to the playoffs is decidedly less long odds. if dallas wins this week as a 10 point favorite at home, they go to 50/50 odds according to most playoff predictors. the odds are probably even higher than that given new orleans losing last night now and seattle about to lose their starting cbs for the rest of the season.
w v philly
l at cincy
w v steelers (they got more bad news on raperberger this morning)
w v new orleans who is probably eliminated at this point.
WASH --- Dallas is 8-7 playing for playoff spot in about every possible scenario. COULD be playing for division title even.
so long as dallas wins all but 1 game and loses that 1 game to cincy or the steelers they are in pretty good shape.
as hard as winning 4 of 5 may be, they at least control about 90% of their destiny STILL.
will this beat up, low iq at times football team rise to the occasion??? quite possibly not. but you don't give up with everything you play for still out there for the taking.
i have said for weeks now this team is juts good enough to break our hearts. i really do believe that.
We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same. -Carlos Castaneda