Not to look past anyone BUT as I look down the line at our next 7 games after the Jags on Sunday our schedule gets pretty daunting:
at Lions (5-2)
Bills (4-3) Thursday Night
at Jets (1-6) Monday Night
at Patriots (5-2)
Without the Jets game calculated our other 6 opponents are 25-12.
And because its the Jets, on a Monday Night, throw out the records because we always seem to find a way to ruin each other's season. Case in point, last season's finale.
Not knowing how the season may pan out for all our competitors, I see 3 games that we absolutely have to win for tiebreaker scenarios later.
Chargers on 11/2. They may not win the division battling the Broncos so we may wind up head to head for a wild card with them.
Bills on 11/13. Say what you like about how we have a better team but they have our number right now and we need to separate ourselves from them in the wild card race as they beat us once already.
Baltimore on 12/7. Like the Chargers, they may not win their division battling the Bengals so we may wind up head to head with them in a tie breaker scenario as well.
Lets not discount the Jags and Jets because they are conference and division Ws we may need as well.
Even if we lose to the Broncos and Patriots, if we can sweep the others then that will leave us with just the Vikings and Jets at home with only 5 loses and a wonderful opportunity to get into the playoffs.
But it all starts Sunday in Jacksonville with a game we must have heading into this brutal 7 game stretch.
Dolfan since 12/25/1971