Originally Posted by kentatm
they really have to turn their shit around at this point.
I think they can probably only lose 3 more games max if they want to make it.
Probably, maybe...but they can maybe get in 9-7 or 8-8, but hey still don't have many guaranteed wins left on their schedule.
NY Giants 2x (week 7, week 10):
Looking like the best team in the East right now and their defense has just been nasty the last two games. They held Houston to under 200 yards of offense and shut down Arian Foster, and held the Bears to 110 yards of offense the game before that.
@ Packers (week 9):
Sunday night football in Lambeau. Right now this game doesn't look like much since the Packers are on the verge of playing all second teamers, but if Aaron Rodgers is healthy and Driver and Jennings can stay healthy, then they will still be a tough win.
vs Saints (Week 12):
Again, this game may not necessarily look imposing right now, but they could have Bush back by then and you have to think that by Week 12 the New Orleans offense will be rolling.
@ Colts (week 13):
Another game and another team that no one is real sure about right now. However, when's the last time Peyton didn't have the offense rolling and clicking on all cylinders in the second half of the season? I don't see much reason to believe why this year will be any different unless the Colts keep playing musical chairs at the receiver position.
vs. Eagles 2x (week 14, week 17):
Vick will be back by then but no one knows if he'll stay healthy and if he'll return to being the same Mike Vick from his first two starts this season. If not, Kolb could have the offense rolling, and it's still the Eagles and an inter-division rivalry. Playoff spots and seeding could be on the line, so who knows...
That's 7 more games including the week 16 game against the Skins that aren't guaranteed wins but not necessarily guaranteed losses either.
At least they've got Jacksonville and Detroit at home so that should be two more wins, but they'd have to win at least 4 of the 7 I already mentioned just to get 7 wins if they lose to Minny this week.
In other words, with their remaining schedule, it's going to be a ***** for them to get into the playoffs.