NFC playoff picture: Rams’ win keeps them ahead of the Saints, for now

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The Rams won Super Bowl 52.5 on Monday night, and as a result they remain the top seed in the NFC playoff picture.

But that may not be the case for long: The Rams have a half-game lead over the Saints, but with the Rams on their bye, the Saints can tie it up this week. And the Saints own the head-to-head tiebreaker.

We could see a fun race for home-field advantage in the NFC. Here’s how the rest of that race looks:

LEADERS
1. L.A. Rams (10-1): Still the class of the conference, for now.

2. New Orleans (9-1): Their win over the Rams in the regular season may have major ramifications for the postseason.

3. Chicago (7-3): Took control of the NFC North on Sunday night.

4. Washington (6-4): Still the leaders in the NFC East, but after Alex Smith‘s injury they’re no longer the favorites.

5. Carolina (6-4): A loss in Detroit may have killed the Panthers’ hopes of winning the division, but they’re still atop the wild card race.

6. Minnesota (5-4-1): For now they’re the last team in.

OUTSIDE LOOKING IN
7. Seattle (5-5): Owns the head-to-head tiebreaker with Dallas.

8. Dallas (5-5): Can take over first place in the NFC East with a Thanksgiving win over Washington.

9. Green Bay (4-5-1): Mike McCarthy is coaching for his job down the stretch.

10. Atlanta (4-6): Wins the three-way tiebreaker over Detroit and Philadelphia thanks to a better record in NFC games.

11. Detroit (4-6): Wins the tiebreaker over Philadelphia thanks to a better record in NFC games.

12. Philadelphia (4-6): The champions will not repeat.

13. N.Y. Giants (3-7): Eli Manning is playing well, but is he playing well enough to keep his job next year?

14. Tampa Bay (3-7): Ryan Fitzpatrick or Jameis Winston doesn’t seem to matter much anymore.

15. Arizona (2-8): Not in last place because their two wins are against San Francisco.

16. San Francisco (2-8): The bottom of the conference is not where the 49ers expected to be.

63 responses to “NFC playoff picture: Rams’ win keeps them ahead of the Saints, for now

  1. 1) Last night’s game was the best game I’ve seen in awhile. It’s not the points, it’s the impecable offensive execution combined with great defense (3?!?!? defensive TDs) just incredible.

    2) We need a rematch in the Superbowl.

    3) My team (Packers) are so far from being able to compete with these teams it’s silly. The same should be said of everyone that isn’t the Saints or Pats.

  2. The Packers have one of the easiest schedules to get to the playoffs, but at this point I hope they don’t. It would just give them a reason to keep McCarthy and it’s time for him to go.

  3. No offense but the new rules changes means there isn’t a lot of defense anyway. High flying offenses will get them to the SB. Give me a team with a great D in consideration for the top spot. I think you will find the list lacking.

  4. You people have the Rams ahead of the Saints as the “class of the conference?”

    The Saints WILL take care of that.

  5. .
    Rams remaining schedule:

    @Lions
    @Bears
    Eagles
    @Cardinals
    49ers
    .
    Saints remaining schedule:
    .
    Falcons
    @Cowboys
    @Buccaneers
    @Carolina
    Pittsburgh
    Carolina
    .
    The Saints road to the #1 seed is much more rigorous.
    .

  6. Anyone who said the Washington football team was a “favorite” to win the NFC East with Alice Smith at the QB evidently did not watch any of the games he played. He could not run that offense at all – he did virtually nothing – he certainly didn’t throw touchdown passes – he didn’t pick up third downs. He was throttling that offense down even though it didn’t have much of an offensive line, running game, and with Josh Dropson being featured, there was no passing game.

    In just one quarter plus some, Colt McCoy was running a totally different offense than the one that was dumbed down for Alice.

    McCoy will surprise people. He doesn’t have a deep threat arm, but he is smart and will take chances – you have to do that to win.

    This team without McCoy was going to end up at 8-8. With him, he will pick up one win that Alice wouldn’t have and the team will finish 9-7 and win the division.

    There is no excuse with Alice Smith who had all that “experience” to be so incompetent in managing the offense. Oh, he managed the game. 20 points was his ceiling. And that defense is horrific in the secondary.

  7. If the Saints get thru that schedule with only 1 more loss AND NO key injuries, I’ll give them the edge for the NFC. I see 3 more losses though. The Rams have 1 tough game left, but I don’t think their home field advantage stacks up to some others if they are the #1. We all know it’s not who you play, but when you play them. There will be plenty more injuries, whether major or minor does not matter, that will affect the outcomes of upcoming games and playoff games.

  8. 6ball says:
    November 20, 2018 at 9:16 am
    .
    Rams remaining schedule:

    @Lions
    @Bears
    Eagles
    @Cardinals
    49ers
    .
    Saints remaining schedule:
    .
    Falcons
    @Cowboys
    @Buccaneers
    @Carolina
    Pittsburgh
    Carolina
    .
    The Saints road to the #1 seed is much more rigorous.

    ***********************************************************************

    Yet, the Saints as a team are playing much better…

  9. REMEMBER WHEN EXPERTS AND FANS ALL PROCLAIMED THAT THE EAGLES VIKINGS PACKERS AND FALCONS WOULD BE THE FAVORITES AS WELL???
    HOW BOUT DEM COWBOYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR! SAINTS HAVENT FACED A DEFENSE LIKE OURS.
    IM GUESSING THEY PLAY 9 MEN IN THE BOX TO STOP ZEKE, ONLY TO HAVE COOPER AND BEASLEY EAT THEM UP!

    I WOULDNT LOOK PAST WASHINGTON THIS WEEK, CLASSIC TRAP GAME. NEVER CORNER OR TAKE A WOUNDED ANIMAL FOR GRANTED.
    AS LONG AS DAK DOENT TURN THE BALL OVER THEN WE HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN OUT. AS LONG AS WE STAY HEALTHY.

  10. Saints beat the Rams by 10 points and at one point during the game were completely blowing them out.

    Saints>Rams

  11. amurdora says:
    November 20, 2018 at 9:05 am
    1) Last night’s game was the best game I’ve seen in awhile. It’s not the points, it’s the impecable offensive execution combined with great defense (3?!?!? defensive TDs) just incredible.
    2) We need a rematch in the Superbowl.
    3) My team (Packers) are so far from being able to compete with these teams it’s silly. The same should be said of everyone that isn’t the Saints or Pats.

    ——————–

    The Packers took the Rams to the wire, so I don’t see that. It’s one game and both secondaries are atrocious despite their great defensive line play at times.

    If either the Rams or Cheifs QB falters at all in a game a team with a good QB can drop 40 on them and beat them. Not just the Patriots and Saints. GB, Indy, Chargers, Pitt.

  12. jhoneyabhomesorg says:
    November 20, 2018 at 9:27 am
    Why do we keep praising Defenses that gave up 50 burgers? And over 900 combined yards of offense?

    —————–

    I agree. Just terrible secondary play. Really terrible. The DL play was good for much of the game, but guys were wide open.

    The Super Bowl started this. last night was more scoring, but it looked a lot like that game. Basically no defense and guys open everywhere.

  13. jhoneyabhomesorg says:
    November 20, 2018 at 9:27 am
    Why do we keep praising Defenses that gave up 50 burgers? And over 900 combined yards of offense?

    Stop just reading the box score. These are different times. Both defenses made big plays when their teams needed them to.

  14. calizcowboyz says:
    November 20, 2018 at 9:47 am
    REMEMBER WHEN EXPERTS AND FANS ALL PROCLAIMED THAT THE EAGLES VIKINGS PACKERS AND FALCONS WOULD BE THE FAVORITES AS WELL???
    HOW BOUT DEM COWBOYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR! SAINTS HAVENT FACED A DEFENSE LIKE OURS.
    IM GUESSING THEY PLAY 9 MEN IN THE BOX TO STOP ZEKE, ONLY TO HAVE COOPER AND BEASLEY EAT THEM UP!
    I WOULDNT LOOK PAST WASHINGTON THIS WEEK, CLASSIC TRAP GAME. NEVER CORNER OR TAKE A WOUNDED ANIMAL FOR GRANTED.
    AS LONG AS DAK DOENT TURN THE BALL OVER THEN WE HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN OUT. AS LONG AS WE STAY HEALTHY.

    —————

    Cowboys will lose to the Saints and Colts.

  15. Saints offensive line is the beat in the league and its not close. Their defense is far better than the rams…if its the NFC championship game…it’ll be over before the half.

  16. To quote Dangerfield, No respect! There is only one team in the NFL that has beaten the Rams and did it in pretty convincing fashion. Yet, the Rams are the class of the NFC only because they didn’t have their bye week yet? That’s pretty asinine reasoning there. It’s okay though the real team that is the class of the NFC will gladly beat them again.

  17. Last night’s game was terrible. It was one of the worst games in sports history, let alone NFL history.

  18. The Super Bowl started this. last night was more scoring, but it looked a lot like that game. Basically no defense and guys open everywhere.
    =====

    It started with Manning and the Greatest Show on Turf.

    Its compounded by the fact that college football isn’t running pro-style offenses.

    .. h@ll, even Belichick saw that the trend is irreversible and ran with it. I’m sure it goes against everything he stands for.

    The simplest thing to do is run the spread. Teams can win with speed and athleticism, with their QB only having to make 1 or 2 reads.

    Dark times for the defensive minded guys for sure. This isn’t going away any time soon.

  19. LOL, you have the Rams ahead of the Saints because the Saints had their bye and the Rams haven’t, this is the dumbest thing I’ve read today.

  20. I think the class of the NFL is but just a hand full at most of teams. With that said I can see the playoffs looking like this:

    AFC
    1.KC
    2.NE
    3.PIT
    4.IND
    5.HOU
    6.LAC

    NFC
    1.NO
    2.LAR
    3.CHI
    4.DAL
    5.SEA
    6.DET

    WC
    PIT beats LAC, HOU upsets IND, SEA beats DAL and DET upsets CHI.

    DIV
    KC beats HOU, PIT upsets NE, LAR beats SEA and NO beats DET

    CONF
    KC beats PIT and NO beats LAR

    SB
    NO beats KC

    I’m a Lions fan btw and I do think we can win 5 of next 6 thus finish 9-7 (lose to LAR, end of splitting with CHI and MIN, sweep GB and beat ARZ, and BUF) while MIN goes 8-7-1 (loses to @NE, @SEA and @DET), CAR goes 9-7 (we have head to head), PHI 8-8 (loses to LAR and DAL), GB 7-8-1 and ATL 7-9

  21. The Rams have played very well overall, but it doesn’t seem quite fair that they’ll have such a cupcake schedule down the stretch. But so long as injuries don’t come into play, you’ll likely have a seriously battle-hardened Saints team coming in to play an L.A. team that’s had its foot off the gas for a month before the playoffs begin, and whose opinions of themselves are artificially inflated as a result.

    Typically, that’s a formula for a quick exit from the playoffs.

  22. The Sunday several weeks ago that my Vikings team lost to the damn Buffalo Bills convinced me the team simply wasn’t a playoff contender.

  23. “The Rams D-line ate the Packers interior for lunch”

    ======

    Rob, did you watch the game? I’m sure you did Vikings fan.

    Yards:

    Packers- 359

    Rams- 416

    Sacks:

    Packers- 5

    Rams- 3

    Final score

    Packers- 26 Rams- 29

    No one was eating anyone for lunch little one👌

  24. Time for me to get on my soapbox about this again. Defenses should not be penalized in the rankings for points they can’t control (pick 6’s against their own offense and ST scores), nor should offenses be credited for points they didn’t score (defensive TDs and safeties). It’s illogical and asinine. But it’s how it’s always been and will always be and we as fans just have to be smart enough to factor those things in.

  25. For those that seem confused. This is not a ranking of the NFC teams. This is the actual standings with comments. The Rams are #1 because they have 10 wins. The Saints are #2 because they have 9 wins. Sometimes it’s good to make sure you understand something before you ridicule others.

  26. lebrickie says:
    November 20, 2018 at 9:21 am
    Anyone who said the Washington football team was a “favorite” to win the NFC East with Alice Smith at the QB evidently did not watch any of the games he played. He could not run that offense at all – he did virtually nothing – he certainly didn’t throw touchdown passes – he didn’t pick up third downs. He was throttling that offense down even though it didn’t have much of an offensive line, running game, and with Josh Dropson being featured, there was no passing game.

    In just one quarter plus some, Colt McCoy was running a totally different offense than the one that was dumbed down for Alice.

    McCoy will surprise people. He doesn’t have a deep threat arm, but he is smart and will take chances – you have to do that to win.

    This team without McCoy was going to end up at 8-8. With him, he will pick up one win that Alice wouldn’t have and the team will finish 9-7 and win the division.

    There is no excuse with Alice Smith who had all that “experience” to be so incompetent in managing the offense. Oh, he managed the game. 20 points was his ceiling. And that defense is horrific in the secondary.

    #############################

    I’ve watched Alex Smith his entire career and think you are far too harsh. That said, I hope McCoy has success both for him and the team. For many years (Theisman) I detested the Redskins and rooted against them except when they played Carolina. Lately, though, I tend to support them since their owner had the spine to tell the libtards to buzz off, he ain’t changing the name.

    Go Redskins.

  27. freefromwhatyouare says:
    November 20, 2018 at 12:01 pm
    “The Rams D-line ate the Packers interior for lunch”

    ======

    Rob, did you watch the game? I’m sure you did Vikings fan.

    Yards:

    Packers- 359

    Rams- 416

    Sacks:

    Packers- 5

    Rams- 3

    Final score

    Packers- 26 Rams- 29

    No one was eating anyone for lunch little one
    //////////

    Seriously? Moral victories don’t count. HAHA got baited into talking about a game that was a loss a month ago? Dude better had focus on the Border battle this week at the House of Pain – or your team could be looking at two year without a play-off appearance. Stats don’t win games final scores do. I’d be concerned this is an end of an era in GB with the Lions, Bears and Vikings all having pretty young or relative young QBs, along with young core units, it could be the 70s all over again in ‘Sconsin.

  28. November 20, 2018 at 10:47 am

    WC
    PIT beats LAC, HOU upsets IND, SEA beats DAL and DET upsets CHI.
    DIV
    KC beats HOU, PIT upsets NE, LAR beats SEA and NO beats DET
    CONF
    KC beats PIT and NO beats LAR
    SB
    NO beats KC
    I’m a Lions fan btw and I do think we can win 5 of next 6 thus finish 9-7 (lose to LAR, end of splitting with CHI and MIN, sweep GB and beat ARZ, and BUF) while MIN goes 8-7-1 (loses to @NE, @SEA and @DET), CAR goes 9-7 (we have head to head), PHI 8-8 (loses to LAR and DAL), GB 7-8-1 and ATL 7-9
    ==========================================================================================
    Methamphetamine typically takes 2-5 days to leave the body.

  29. mrdarkness13 says:
    November 20, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    I’d be concerned this is an end of an era in GB with the Lions, Bears and Vikings all having pretty young or relative young QBs, along with young core units, it could be the 70s all over again in ‘Sconsin.

    Tom Brady- 42
    Drew Brees- 39
    Philip Rivers- 37
    Roethlisberger- 36
    A Rodgers 35

  30. Hey Rams….. If you have the lead with less then two minutes to go at least try to kill the clock by running the ball……

  31. (Not counting N.E.) How often is the Super Bowl winner the team that’s been most dominant throughout the middle of the season?

    A: not very

    Fact is, playoff success is usually about what team gets hot down the home stretch, and rides that momentum into and THROUGH the playoffs.

    Call me crazy, but I keep seeing all this slobbering love for the Saints, and I think they may be peaking too early. I could easily see a team with enough offense but more importantly an aggressive, stout, predatory defense (perhaps one from the North?) pulling off a huge upset in the playoffs.

  32. I don’t understand why the “experts” are calling the Redskins dead because Smith is out. It’s not like he was actually contributing to the wins! He is the 24th ranked QB in the league. It seems the team was winning in spite of him, not because of him.

  33. @frank

    Aaron Rodgers is 34.

    He turns 35 Dec. 2nd.

    Don’t pay any mind to the Vikings fans Frank. Their anxiety is high right now.

  34. frank booth says:
    November 20, 2018 at 1:13 pm
    November 20, 2018 at 10:47 am

    WC
    PIT beats LAC, HOU upsets IND, SEA beats DAL and DET upsets CHI.
    DIV
    KC beats HOU, PIT upsets NE, LAR beats SEA and NO beats DET
    CONF
    KC beats PIT and NO beats LAR
    SB
    NO beats KC
    I’m a Lions fan btw and I do think we can win 5 of next 6 thus finish 9-7 (lose to LAR, end of splitting with CHI and MIN, sweep GB and beat ARZ, and BUF) while MIN goes 8-7-1 (loses to @NE, @SEA and @DET), CAR goes 9-7 (we have head to head), PHI 8-8 (loses to LAR and DAL), GB 7-8-1 and ATL 7-9
    ==========================================================================================
    Methamphetamine typically takes 2-5 days to leave the body.

    ////////////

    You There Sir! You just won the internet……hahahahahahha

  35. mrdarkness13 says:
    November 20, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Seriously? Moral victories don’t count. Stats don’t win games final scores do.

    ++++

    Why were you so keen to mention Kirk Cousins led Minnesota to 17 fourth quarter points against the prevent defense Bears? Seriously.

  36. frank booth says:
    November 20, 2018 at 1:21 pm
    mrdarkness13 says:
    November 20, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    I’d be concerned this is an end of an era in GB with the Lions, Bears and Vikings all having pretty young or relative young QBs, along with young core units, it could be the 70s all over again in ‘Sconsin.

    Tom Brady- 42
    Drew Brees- 39
    Philip Rivers- 37
    Roethlisberger- 36
    A Rodgers 35
    //////////

    Brees will play next year, but the rest I believe will retire be for they hit the big 4-0, Big Ben has thought about it all ready last year. Rivers I dont’ seeing playing in a couple of years – Rodgers I see him just getting frustrated in GB and retiring,

  37. packertruth says:
    November 20, 2018 at 1:44 pm
    mrdarkness13 says:
    November 20, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Seriously? Moral victories don’t count. Stats don’t win games final scores do.

    ++++

    Why were you so keen to mention Kirk Cousins led Minnesota to 17 fourth quarter points against the prevent defense Bears? Seriously.

    //////////

    You want cross thread okay I’ll play, because the Bears did give up 17 points using a prevent defense, like the saying goes…IT PREVENTS YOU FROM WINNING and it almost did just that. How else can I explain it without saying 17 points? The Bears could have put a “dagger” in the Vikings rested some key players and not have risked further injury to any of their players. I love it when fans say oh they were in a “prevent defense”, well QB still has to make the throws, WRs, TEs and RBs all still have to make the catches.

    The Final two drives the Bears defense looked gassed, hands on hips breathing heavy a little confusion on coverage. Fist drive no huddle set up the next drive from the shotgun Say Cunningham muffs the onside kick, There would have been :48 seconds left and the Vikings had one time out. The Ball at mid field.vif that would have happened we would have heard the talk of ‘Same old Bears” from the faithful fans.

    Never run prevent, stick with what got you the lead and stay aggressive. In this day and age of high powered offenses the prevent is old and out dated. Your not giving up the big play but you are giving up checks of yardage that eventually lead to a FG or a TD. With the way the Bears front 7 was dominating the Vikes O line, there was no need to run prevent at all.

    Seriously, you need to watch more football –

  38. Rams ahead of Saints? While the Rams may be talented, losing the head to head…and having a weaker defense, does not hedge them ahead of the Saints. Los Angeles may be the town that gets the biggest media blitz…but New Orleans has the 2018 NFL MVP. #HOFBREES

  39. “The Rams D-line ate the Packers interior for lunch”
    ======
    Rob, did you watch the game? I’m sure you did Vikings fan.

    .. No one was eating anyone for lunch little one👌
    —–

    Taylor, Linsley and Bell have been getting their a$$es handed to them, especially so the last few weeks.

    Rodgers has already been sacked 30 times. On pace for the 3rd worst finish of his career (48)

    Sorry to hit you with facts there, guy.

  40. Enough NFC North. Chicago is at the top & the fight for #2 is on Sunday.

    Nobody else wants to ready your hand-picked stats thrown about as proof why your current non-playoff team MIGHT be good. OH IF THEILEN DIDN’T FUMBLE & DIGGS DIDN’T STOP ON HIS ROUTE THE VIKINGS WOULDA BEAT THE SAINTS. OH, THAT STUPID TY MONTGOMERY….HE SELFISHLY CHEATED THE TIED-WITH TANNEHILL FOR 84TH ALL-TIME OUT OF A 4th QUARTER COMEBACK! Respect my team. WAAH!

    Both MN & Green Bay are hovering either above or below the .500 waterline. Stop talking…..it’s embarrassing.

  41. tokyomanblastersmom says:
    November 20, 2018 at 1:32 pm
    (Not counting N.E.) How often is the Super Bowl winner the team that’s been most dominant throughout the middle of the season?
    A: not very
    Fact is, playoff success is usually about what team gets hot down the home stretch, and rides that momentum into and THROUGH the playoffs.
    Call me crazy, but I keep seeing all this slobbering love for the Saints, and I think they may be peaking too early. I could easily see a team with enough offense but more importantly an aggressive, stout, predatory defense (perhaps one from the North?) pulling off a huge upset in the playoffs.

    —–

    DEAR GOD. I THOUGHT YOU WERE DEAD.

  42. anarchopurplism says:
    November 20, 2018 at 4:37 pm
    Enough NFC North. Chicago is at the top & the fight for #2 is on Sunday.

    Nobody else wants to ready your hand-picked stats thrown about as proof why your current non-playoff team MIGHT be good. OH IF THEILEN DIDN’T FUMBLE & DIGGS DIDN’T STOP ON HIS ROUTE THE VIKINGS WOULDA BEAT THE SAINTS. OH, THAT STUPID TY MONTGOMERY….HE SELFISHLY CHEATED THE TIED-WITH TANNEHILL FOR 84TH ALL-TIME OUT OF A 4th QUARTER COMEBACK! Respect my team. WAAH!

    Both MN & Green Bay are hovering either above or below the .500 waterline. Stop talking…..it’s embarrassing.

    ///////////////////

    Oh did the Bears win the North? Stop typing in all CPAS it make you look like a lil kid and its embarrassing. Bears will have a half game lead by 10:30pm Sunday night!

  43. mrdarkness13 says:
    November 20, 2018 at 5:30 pm
    anarchopurplism says:
    November 20, 2018 at 4:37 pm
    Enough NFC North. Chicago is at the top & the fight for #2 is on Sunday.

    Nobody else wants to ready your hand-picked stats thrown about as proof why your current non-playoff team MIGHT be good. OH IF THEILEN DIDN’T FUMBLE & DIGGS DIDN’T STOP ON HIS ROUTE THE VIKINGS WOULDA BEAT THE SAINTS. OH, THAT STUPID TY MONTGOMERY….HE SELFISHLY CHEATED THE TIED-WITH TANNEHILL FOR 84TH ALL-TIME OUT OF A 4th QUARTER COMEBACK! Respect my team. WAAH!

    Both MN & Green Bay are hovering either above or below the .500 waterline. Stop talking…..it’s embarrassing.

    ///////////////////

    Oh did the Bears win the North? Stop typing in all CPAS it make you look like a lil kid and its embarrassing. Bears will have a half game lead by 10:30pm Sunday night!

    ///////////////////

    Who conceded the division? Sconi moron, my point to the other stat-rubes to stop posting back & forth scenarios. As if other fans are interested in the banter of .500-ish bubble playoff teams at the moment. Embarrassing that I had to explain that to you boy.

    The most interesting thing someone posted was about the Saints peaking too early. That is something that happens often enough.

    Good luck Sunday night cheese breath. Mike McCarthy is gonna need it.

  44. mrdenseness, ideally one would expect the same poster to be consistent across threads. My point wasn’t that the Bears should or shouldn’t have played a prevent defense (they shouldn’t). It’s that in today’s thread you posit only the final score matters when in the previous thread you celebrated Cousins and the Vikings making the final score close. Cheers.

  45. Stop just reading the box score. These are different times. Both defenses made big plays when their teams needed them to.
    —————————————————————————

    Nah, read the box score… 46 and 49 pass attempts… with loads of deep drops, long developing plays and deep passes… the big plays happened cause the high amount of high risk plays.

    Defenses making plays would be forcing 3 and outs or forcing more that 3 FG to 11 Offensive TD’s

  46. Rams and NO are solid. It gets shaky after that. Bears by no means have solidified anything and I’m nervous about the rest of the season. Fangio needs to knock it off with this prevent defense when the Bears get a lead. They’ve given up 6 TD’s total in quarters 1-3, 15 TD’s in the 4th quarter. 1163 pass yards in Q 1-3, and 1146 in the 4th. I get with leads there will be in increase in yards and TD’s late in the game, but this is excessive. It cost them wins against Miami and Green Bay, and put Minnesota, Detroit, and Seattle within striking distance in the 4th quarter. If you’re going to go into a prevent defense, you might want to, you know, prevent.

    And I’ll give Rodgers some credit for bringing the Packers back in that game and winning. But Osweiler had no business throwing for 380 yards and 3 TD’s against what is supposed to be one of the leagues best defenses.

  47. frank booth says:
    November 21, 2018 at 1:05 am
    Rams and NO are solid. It gets shaky after that. Bears by no means have solidified anything and I’m nervous about the rest of the season. Fangio needs to knock it off with this prevent defense when the Bears get a lead. They’ve given up 6 TD’s total in quarters 1-3, 15 TD’s in the 4th quarter. 1163 pass yards in Q 1-3, and 1146 in the 4th. I get with leads there will be in increase in yards and TD’s late in the game, but this is excessive. It cost them wins against Miami and Green Bay, and put Minnesota, Detroit, and Seattle within striking distance in the 4th quarter. If you’re going to go into a prevent defense, you might want to, you know, prevent.

    And I’ll give Rodgers some credit for bringing the Packers back in that game and winning. But Osweiler had no business throwing for 380 yards and 3 TD’s against what is supposed to be one of the leagues best defenses.

    ////////////

    While I agree Fagio needs to lay off the Prevent D, it obvious I’m not a big fan of it. Kinda got to point the finger just a tad at the offense too for not finishing off those critical drives in the 4th. Bears front 7 can totally dominate a game – but I think its just youth Frank. Bears need to learn how to finish which is pretty common with younger teams. But its a good sign for your team and the Bears will be even better next year.

    The future is looking bright in Chicago get Mr Biscuit another year and learn how to finish. The Bears could get a couple division titles here in the next 4-5 years.

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