With this very unpleasin’
Sneezin’ and wheezin
The calliope crashed to the ground . . .
Yes, it was fun while it lasted. Was that a trap game? Were the Falcons too familiar with their recent offensive coordinator to take advantage? Were we too banged up to compete with a 5-8 team? Or are we not as good as we think?
Whatever the problems were, we had been able to win these kinds of games for the most part. The Pittsburgh game saw 5 turnovers, but we pulled out the win. The Saints game we had the ball last and scored to win the game. The rest were various shades of blowouts. Funny thing is, these three losses all came down to the last play. In fact we were saved by the refs on one play, and denied by the refs on the next. One of the weirder endings as a TD was overturned, and a non-TD overturned to a TD.
The good news is of course, our 5 year playoff drought is over. The bad news? We are back to the 5 seed. The good news is, if we win out, we are the #1 seed based on our wins over NO and GB. The bad news? We have to go through Seattle to get there.
The good news is we control our destiny. Again, like the Thursday night game that wreaked its havoc upon us, we are in a situation where we are banged up and have a tough couple game stretch. The Rams? As pathetic as they looked against the Cowgirls, we have a wasted secondary, and a suddenly anemic pass rush. Not a good combo for the Lambs.
But, we should win. If so, then the season comes down to the Seattle game. In Seattle. Again, we are banged up, and the pass rush has been faltering a bit lately. No Kwon Alexander, no Dee Ford, no Ronald Blair, no D.J. Jones, no Damontre Moore, no Jaquiski Tartt, no K’Waun Williams, and no Richard Sherman. On offense, the big blow of course was Westie Richburg. Ben Garland got his ass handed to him all day, and of course Julio Jones smoked our asses all day.
One would almost feel like resting the starters. But you play to get the week off. The way it’s going it won’t matter either way. The thing is, Seattle is peaking right about now, while we are getting hurt more and more.