Tuesday, December 19, 2006

How Bad is the NFC? [J. Mark English]

During the baseball season most people were saying that the World Series should be played by the top two American League teams, since the National League didn't stand a chance. The St. Louis Cardinals proved us all wrong.

But truly, in football, the once proud National Football Conference...a conference the pulled off 12 Super Bowl wins in a row, has sunk to a new low.

Just take a look at how pathetic the scenarios are:
  • New York Giants - They lose five of six games, and still controll their own destiny.
  • Philadelphia Eagles - A few weeks ago they were 5-6, their franchise quarterback was out for the season, and they were dead in the water as a team. Now, at 8-6, they have a shot to win the division.
  • New Orleans Saints - Last week they were being taken seriously as a Super Bowl contender. This week they get beaten at home by the Washington Redskins.
  • Chicago Bears - After blowing a 14 point lead to the Tampa Bay Bucs, they just barely survive and win in over time. In doing so, they clinch home field advantage, and yet have are the team least likely to make it to the Super Bowl.
  • Seattle Seahawks - A few weeks ago the team gets their MVP running back back from injury. And they proceed to lose two games back to back against the Arizona Cardinals, and the San Francisco 49ers.
  • Atlanta Falcons - They have the greatest show on turf with Michael Vick, but the head coaches father is calling him a coach killer. Can you make this stuff up?
  • Carolina Panthers - Two home games in a row against the Giants and the Steelers. They lose both games, losing the one against the Steelers 37-3.
What a wretched conference. Does anyone disagree?

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