Well the chatter around the NFL over the last two weeks has been if the season were to end today, Miami would be the 5th seed in the playoffs. That is fantastic news. It is the best news we as fans could've hoped for back in the preseason. With all that said, it is still premature. This team has a stretch of winnable games coming up. Playoff teams win these types of games. I've heard things like go 3-1 over the next 4 and then talk playoffs. I'm here to say they pretty much have to sweep all 4 in order for me to start booking my airfare and tickets. The reason is they come out of these games, @Indy, Tennessee, @Buffalo and then Seattle at home,and then go on the road against SF and then home against NE. If they take care of business and go 4-0 it would leave them 8-3 going into a tough part of their back half schedule They have two fairly easy games after that with J'ville and Buffalo but then finish on the road against NE.. An 8-3 record means they're beating the teams they should beat. A 7-4 record going into the SF game means they'll have to win one of those tough games to get in. While many people say they need to do that anyway, we have to remember how young this team is.
Having said all that, it is great just to be in the discussion at this point in the season. Once in..anything can happen. So I guess is sit back and enjoy the ride because the season hardly ever goes as expected.
The dinged up defense continues to impress. The key to stopping Luck and the Colts this week will be to shut down the passing game. He likes his TEs so having Dansby on the field would be nice. Defensive line guys can't arm tackle Luck. He's strong and athletic. He's Ben Rothlisberger with wheels and a cannon. Wake are you listening? On offense..this would be a great game to pound the rock with an occasional plink over the secondary. Perfect game for Matt Moore to play and let RT get healthy. Just my two cents