I've talked about the phenomenon that is playing deep in December. You know, when it counts. Nobody wants a 5-8 team right now, cheering for their favorite team to play out the string. That could be our fate. It has been many times since Ditka. But there's nothing worse than watching your team collapse. It's turns your football world upside down. How could a team play so poorly for three weeks in a row and still have a chance at making the playoffs?
This squad will be remembered for being the most roller coaster of them all. One Sunday they can whip up on last year's number #1 seed. On another, it commits nine false start penalties in one game. They can go on the road and throttle Michael Vick. And then go on the road and squander a 10-point lead with less than four minutes to play. To have the pendulum swing that far and wide in one season is maddening. This was a team destined to be back in the NFC title game. But in reality, we are going to be crushed by the Seahawks.
Let's be honest. This team hasn't been beaten in this three game slide.