|Cross Eyed And Painless|
There will be no one involved with the laundry that will say this, of course. It's a month away, and a month in the NFL is an entirety. Hell, for all we know, Atlanta or New Orleans or Carolina might finally start playing good football, and time their play perfectly to make a run in the playoffs. Dumber things have happened.
But, well, if the season ended today, your best chance of advancing on Wild Card Weekend in the NFC is to be the first wildcard, and drawing the DOA NFC South champion.
Right now, there appears to be three teams for those two slots.
1) The loser of the Cards/Seahawks bake-off in the West, seems more likely to be the Cards
2) The loser of the Packers-Lions bake-off in the West, seems more likely to be Detroit, and
3) The loser of the Eagles-Cowboys bake-off in the East, more likely to be Dallas.
And while it would be criminally stupid to throw a game to go on the road, which would probably put you, assuming you survived, in Green Bay the next week against the rested and home Packers...
Well, that kind of beats getting punked in your own yard in the first week by Seattle again, right?