Rhodes Closed wrote: ↑
Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:58 am
So I just had a look at everyone's schedule, and we either:
A.) Need to win the rest of our games in order to get a playoff spot, furthermore, the Bears and Lions need to split with Green Bay (who also needs to lose to Tennesee) in order for us to win the NFC North.
B.) Go 10-6 and have the Cardinals lose to every NFC West opponent, or... Have Rams lose to Arizona twice and Seattle once, while also losing to the Buccaneers.
C.) Go 9-7, Cardinals get swamped by NFC West, and loses to New England, and if we lose to the Bears, hope they lose at least one game less than us.
So my predictions are going to be:
1. Seahawks - 13-3
2. Saints - 12-4
3. Packers - 11-5
4. Eagles - 5-10-1
5. Buccaneers - 12-4
6. LA Rams - 11-5
7. Minnesota Vikings - 10-6
7. Vikings vs. 2. Saints - Vikings BIG W
6. LA Rams vs. 3. Packers - Packers W
5. Buccaneers vs. 4. Eagles - Buccaneers W
7. Vikings vs. 1. Seahawks - Vikings W
5. Buccaneers vs. 3. Packers - Packers W
7. Vikings vs. 3. Packers - Vikings W.
Super Bowl - ???
Every team is flat out beatable, baby in this outlook. We almost beat the Seahawks. With our defense being better, I think we beat them easily. The Saints are the Saints, they are who we think they are. We beat the Pack before, so let's do it in the NFC Championship so its all the sweeter.
Dude, I love your optimism here!
First off, there is NO WAY Seattle wins out to go 13-3. No way. I would bet my house on it. Matter of fact, I have them losing tonight. You can't play defense as poorly at Seattle and go 13-3. They've given up the most yards, been on the field for the most plays, and have given up the 6th most points. They're 27th in total defense and dead-last in pass defense. They are INCREDIBLY LUCKY that their toughest remaining games are at home. I'm going to say 11-5 is the best the Chickens will finish, and as ridiculous as it may sound, I could actually see them missing the playoffs.
Tampa at 12-4? I have my doubts. They still have games against the Chiefs, Rams, us, and two division games against the suddenly competent Falcons. I could go for 11-5, but I could also see 10-6 in their future if we can manage to beat them (big "if," I realize).
New Orleans. Man, this is a tough one. Drew Brees has 5 broken ribs, and they say he's going to be out 3 weeks because "he heals fast." Nobody heals fast at 41 years old. They have the talent to finish 12-4 or even better, but without Brees, they aren't a lock against any team. 12-4 could happen. So could something less if Jameis hasn't learned to stop throwing picks.
I think you could be missing the Cardinals, who I believe will have an inside track to finish 11-5 if they handle Seattle tonight. They do have to play the Rams twice, and they're unproven, which means they could lay an egg against a team they should beat. I could see Arizona finishing 10-6.
The Rams should win that division. They're the best, most complete team. But they also have four tough games left, with three of them on the road: at Tampa Bay, at Seattle and Arizona twice. Hard to say how it will play out. I could see them winning the division, and I could see them with 7 losses.
The Vikings. I think 10-6 is the most we can realistically hope for. I could see us beating New Orleans OR Tampa Bay, but probably not both. And that assumes we don't stub our toe against the remaining losers on our schedule. The Vikings being the Vikings, I could see 8-8 or 7-9 just as easily. But I'll say this. If the Vikings somehow win out to finish 11-5, it would be the greatest turnaround in league history ... and nobody would want to go against them in the playoffs.