Smelly McUgly wrote:
Cobb will be back, though, around Week 15/16. He'll be ready for the playoffs.
Anyway, I'm thinking that, unless Marc Trestman really is a QB genius, the Bears are done. That would leave:
DAL, GB, DET, SEA, SF, NO
as the six clear teams that look like they are making the playoffs. Then it comes down to who will make a second-half surge. I think WAS and ATL are the best candidates for that role, but do you see ATL threatening NO at this point (or actually even making that run)? Washington is about the only team that could knock off either Dallas or one of the two Wild Cards. So basically, we likely have our field set except for seeding.
I could easily see Carolina taking the #6 seed at 9-7 but I think Detroit has a legit shot at getting to 10-6. If i were Green Bay at the #3 seed I be rooting against Carolina because if Kapernick can tear their defense apart I think Newton who has been play the best football of his career could do the same.
Carolina remaining games (W) vs. Falcons (2-4), (L) at 49ers (5-2), (L) vs. Patriots (5-2), (W) at Dolphins (3-3), (W) vs. Buccaneers (0-6), (L) at Saints (5-1), (W) vs. Jets (4-3), (L) vs. Saints (5-1), (W) at Falcons (2-4)
Detroit remaining games vs. (L) Cowboys (4-3), (W) at Bears (4-3), (L) at Steelers (2-4), (W) vs. Buccaneers (0-6), (L) vs. Packers (4-2), (W) at Eagles (3-4), (L) vs. Ravens (3-4), (W) vs. Giants (1-6), (W) at Vikings (1-5)
My projections are
#1 Sea 14-2
#2 NO 14-2
#3 GB 12-4
#4 DAL 11-5
#5 SF 13-3
#6 CAR/DET 9-7
#5 SF @ #4 DAL - SF win
#6 CAR/DET @ #3 GB -GB win
#5 SF @ #1 SEA - SEA Win
#3 GB @ #2 NO - NO Win
NFCCG - #2 NO @ #1 SEA
Looks like Monday Dec 2nd is preview of the NFCCG!!!