jewhawk wrote:FlyingGreg wrote:Just wondering...who do you see as the "much easier" opponents the next 8 games?
We have four home games against mediocre to bad opponents (Vikings, Jets, Cardinals, Rams). On paper, all four of those games are easier matchups than any of the eight we have faced so far.
We have two road games against mediocre to bad opponents (Dolphins, Bills). Going to the road is never easy, but those teams are worse than any we've faced this year except maybe Carolina.
We have two tough opponents remaining (at Bears, home vs. 49ers). IMO, neither of those matchups are as tough as the Packers or Patriots at home, or the 49ers or Lions on the road.
There are never any guaranteed wins (or losses) in the NFL, but the second half schedule clearly looks much, much easier than what we have faced so far.
This is the problem I have - calling the Cardinals and Rams "medicore to bad". They both beat us earlier this season.
Yes, I know...the easy crutch is to state "but it's at C Link". Got it.
What happened against the Packers and Patriots has no bearing on what happens later this season. The middle of our defense has been exposed, we can't get off the field on 3rd down, and we are struggling to create turnovers.
I think the schedule "looks" easier, but we never seem to make it easy in any game (Dallas aside) so I would expect close games.