Our playoffs don't really start now, but we are potentially in control of our own destiny.
We have 0-7 Cincy next, so we should knock off a few of those (9) who are one game ahead or tied. The flipside of that is only 2 teams are worse, and can't say the same thing. So that puts us 3-4, nearly halfway through the season.
Look at our November schedule, and look at the last two weeks of the year. Possibly 6-7 wins there. 1/3 in the first three weeks of December, and we win 9. Is that possible?
Even if 9 wins is a stretch, looking at the standings, 8 may do it this year. Problem is, we're 0-3 in the division... AGAIN. That needs to be a focus during the offseason. Just like turnovers was the focus this offseason. How's that workin' out for us?
I'm optimistic, but I really would have liked an easy game this week against an obviously inferior team. We lack the knockout punch, obviously, but I hope we're holding back that loser attitude that permeated into the first 4 weeks, especially weeks 3 and 4.
So let's not look past Cincy, we can't lose to them. Lets just go through our reps, get a good lead at the half, then shut it down. Knowing that you're primed for an upset never works, so lets reverse the psychology and just say they don't belong on the field with us, even if it's their field.