Last edited by RMJK; 01-04-2013 at 02:45 PM.
When there's only 16 games in a season, just a handful of misfortune (injury, poor assumptions, temporary underperformance) can derail even the best teams for the entire year.
The difference of one game is 8-8 vs 7-9 can be they playoffs. Remember the Giants last year. When NO beat the Gints terribly on MNF I thought they were finished but they went on to win the SB. And the Jets were beating the Gints when that pass to Mr Salsa demoralized everyone.