I posted Philly's and Chicago's schedules above. Neither was significantly better than the other. In fact, if I had to choose one, I'd say Chicago's was tougher. Just for the record:
Philly's out of division schedulet. Louis, @Seattle, Oakland, Minnesota, @Kansas City, San Diego, @San Francisco, @Tampa Bay
Chicago's out of division schedule: @Baltimore, @Atlanta, Arizona, @Cincinatti, San Francisco, Cleveland, @Washington, Jacksonville
That's 4 playoff teams for Eagles, 2 for Bears. However, the in-division schedule is still more important. Quezzy, you say we don't listen. But go up about 5 posts to my breakdown of the two teams schedule's, THAN come back and see if you can find something ti whine about.
"A lot of guys on this team have a lot of bark, but no bite. Guys have to just shut up and play." -- WR Keyshawn Johnson, following the playoff loss to Philadelphia
look at yesterday..... the packers used 7 linebackers... a defense the rams never seen before... and it still didn't shut the offense down....
Oh I dont know. I thought the Rams offense looked like crap yesterday. I think if the Packers take ONE thing away from that game, it was the fact that the Rams OFFENSE only put up 21 points. Which is pretty remarkable. People kept saying that the Rams handled the 7 backs perfectly, but I must have been watching a different game. They certainly didnt look like the high flying, slant running, Y.A.C hogging Rams I know.
On the surface these games look pretty easy to call, but....
Who knows? Pittsburgh sure seems like the better team. They humbled the Ravens yesterday. If Bettis can play anything like he has in the past, they should have no problems. Kordell certainly did not wake up against Baltimore (like everyone was saying), perhaps he really has turned into a NFL QB....
Anyhow, I think the Pats will end up like the Ravens. No running against this Steeler D, Brady will have to pass to win, and just like Grbac, he ain't up for it.
Well now, St Louis looked totally unremarkable on Offense last week. What do you think they are concentrating on this week???? I don't think Martz has a defensive worry anymore.
These two had a fabulous game in Week 1, which the Rams won with a FG in OT. Eagles are playing at their best when it counts, but I just think Martz will have this O ready to go this week, as opposed to last week.
The Patriot Super Bowls have to be looked at through different prisms. And this is leaving out whatever percentages coaching and weather gets: The first was about 50% defense, 35% special teams and 15% offense.