The homer in me wants to pick Min but that damn schedule it tough. I picked Dallas because right now their schedule is somewhat favorable especially if Big Ben is out. Still waiting for them to put that complete game together and this weekend could be the start.
My analysis is based on my opinion that a 9-7 team will not get in this year.
The Saints are OUT with their loss last night.
The Skins & Dallas would have to win out, not happening. They're OUT.
The Vikes schedule is way too difficult and they would lose a tie-breaker to Tampa. OUT.
So it's only really between Bucs and Hawks. The Bucs could lose to the Broncs and still easily win out, especially with the Falcons probably resting starters the last game of the season. I believe the Hawks will lose the SF & Chicago games. Hawks OUT.
I'm still not sure why people are discounting the Saints.
The Seahawks and Bucs are the only teams I really think have a shot besides them. Both teams most likely will end up losing this weekend, leaving both at 6-6.
The Seahawks DBs will probably be out for at least half of those remaining games and honestly, they aren't good enough to just chalk them a win versus the Bills and Cardinals. STL has the defense to beat them, they could easily end up even losing 4 of 5 since I think the Bears and 49ers are instant losses right now.
As for TB, they do have a good offense from what I've seen but the numbers show that they just can't get pressure on the QB and are awful defending through the air. I agree with the ATL win since ATL will have the number 1 seed locked up and probably rest their players. That being said, I think NO and STL could easily beat them since STL has the offense to beat them while their defense is good enough to slow them down.
Basically, if they lose against DEN, I think they ends up at 8-8 or 9-7 at best.
Which leaves us the Saints. If the Saints beat NYG, I honestly see the rest of their games a cakewalk.
^^^ I could seriously pick apart this entire post....not to mention in the thread below this your asking about them claiming you dont know much but up here you do.
If you think STL is a better team your smoking crack. Their offense? What offense theyre predictable and tend to be low scoring. The Arizona game they could of put away at any time, their defense was killing Arizona and their ofense couldnt capitalize at all. Time and time again this is the case. They have two weapons old Steven Jackson and regularly hurt Danny Amendola. Daryl Richardson Lance Kendricks Brian Quick dont scare anybody and neither does Bradford.
New Orleans season is done...2 divisional games (TB, CAR), NYG and DAL....they lose one game and theyre done...even if they win ot they need people to lose and hope they have luck in tie breakers....such a joke
TB had a 14 point lead in the first half against NO. and while they gave up 28 in the 1st half to NO, they held them to seven points in the 2nd half and the game should have gone to OT on Mike Williams TD catch.08,09,10,11 we split the season series with them 07 we swept them. In the last 5 games in New Orleans Tampa Bay is 3-2.