Football Musings

Football musings which aren’t primarily Steeler related.

Tougher Than They Look?

Everyone remembers the schedule for last season. The toughest doled out in decades, some said. Fact is, it was the NFL’s toughest last season; opponents had a combined record of 153-103 (.598) with half the games against 2007 playoff teams and twelve against teams with .500 or better records the prior season. Yes, it was a real murderer’s row of thugs and low-lifes, plus several teams not named the Ravens.

What’s a Superbowl Slump?

So, what is this thing, a Superbowl slump? Most would agree that it’s a down year after appearing in the Superbowl. That’s easy. But how down does that year have to be? Is it good enough to miss the playoffs or is a losing record required? Does one need to pick in the top five of the following draft?

Bengals Win Battle of the Cats

The Jacksonville Jaguars have fallen hard and fast after their suprising success in 2007.  Last year they sacked Byron Leftwich and promoted long time backup David Garrard to the starting QB position.  He made Jack Del Rio look like a…