The NFL has us at #5 in the NFC, never mind the whole league, based on a 16 game schedule with 15 complete. We have lost to the Tards, Phins, Lions, and Lambs, all non-playoff teams. (The road loss to SF is understandable). We are under .500 in our own division, the NFC West. We recently padded our stats against a reeling Tards team and an inconsistent Bills team. The home win over SF was legit. However, absent a miracle by the Tards at SF this Sunday, we will have be the road team for every playoff game. On the road, the defense gave the game away late against the Lions and the Phins. Our D got torched by rookie Ryan F-ing-Tannehill. Brady torched our D. Rogers torched our D. Matthew Stafford torched our D. Kevin Kolb torched our D. Without the loud presence of the 12th Man, and without the surface and conditions this team was built for, our D will not be so dominant. We'll need the football gods, and the refs, to smile on us during the playoffs. I say #5 in the NFL is a generous power rating given the circumstances. Calling us #2 or #3 in the whole NFL is just ridiculous, without any home field playoff games.
Steve2222 wrote: "I'm going to call a spade a spade. This is a 9 win team who is going to need luck getting into playoffs."