View Full Version : One Reason Why I Don't Think We Make The Play-Offs.......

11-06-2008, 05:35 PM
I was looking at our schedule earlier and the fact we have to play so many teams with winning records worried me. So I decided to look back at the 2 and a half seasons since Childress took over to see what the caliber of the teams he has beat was like......

2006 6 Wins

Skins 5-11
Panthers 8-8
Lions (twice) 3-13
Seahawks 9-7
Cards 5-11

2007 8 Wins

Falcons 4-12
Bears (twice) 7-9
Chargers 11-5
Raiders 4-12
Giants 10-6
Lions 7-9
49ers 5-11

2008 4 Wins

Panthers 6-2
Saints 4-4
Lions 0-8
Texans 3-5

So out of the 18 games Childress has managed to win only 4 teams have/had winning records, now for the bad news........

2008 Remaining Schedule

Packers 4-4
Bucs 6-3
Jags 3-5
Bears 5-3
Lions 0-8
Cards 5-3
Falcons 5-3
Giants 7-1

Out of the 8 remaining games 5 teams have winning records at the moment, now assuming we have to win 5 or 6 of these games to have a realistic shot at the play-offs, recent history doesn't make this look likely. And that my purple friends is one reason why I don't think we make the play-offs this year.

11-06-2008, 05:37 PM

11-06-2008, 06:13 PM
Even though your numbers are scary, you have to remember these things:
-Was the game home or away. Obviously losses at home, wins on the road are going to happen. Would there have been any shame losing to NE last season, regardless of the outcome in the Super Bowl?
-Who did those teams beat that season, who did they lose to.
-Were there 'significant' injuries that season. injuries happen to all teams, some hurt more then others.
-Extenuating circumstances i.e was it a short week, unusually bad weather etc.
-Were there big turnovers late, bad ref. calls, did a potential FG bounce off a post

While these are not excuses, they are explanations.

11-06-2008, 06:32 PM
if we win this week, and the bears and falcons lose we can jump up a bit in the standings and it looks like we have hope.