Originally posted on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 11/14/12
Last week: 20 (+2) Record: 4-5 They’re the least likely of the three 2011 playoff teams who are currently 4-5 to go 1-6 and be this year’s team that goes from the playoffs to 5 wins or fewer, but I guess we can’t rule them out. They probably won’t be that team, however. That being said, they’re overrated. Yes, they knocked off Atlanta, but Dallas, Carolina, Washington, and Oakland also did so. They’re not nearly as good outside of their dome and their defense is still a joke. Because of their defense, they rank 28th in yards per play differential and 25th in rate of sustaining drives differential. They’re not a playoff contender. They’ll probably finish around .500 like they did in 2008, a very similar season (BountyGate scandal excluded). Studs RB Chris Ivory: Rushed for 72 yards (82 after contact) and a touchdown on 7 attempts, 5 broken tackles, caught 1 pass for 13 yards on 1 attempt RT Charles Brown: Allowed 1 quarterback hurry on 33 pass block snaps, run blocked for 6 yards on ...
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