Falcons Ice Packers

Cardiac Birds Win Again

Reason to Celebrate (CCompton/AJC)

What a game, what a game. The Falcons can’t make it easy on themselves or on their fans, but they sure find ways to win and their mettle is something special this year. The Falcons are the Cardiac Birds this year and have made us very proud for their never-give-up attitude. The Bird Cage will be back with a longer and more in-depth post soon, but wanted to go ahead and get a new post up for you to enjoy the win on before the official one comes up. A few observations from the huge win……..

A Tough Tandem (CCompton/AJC)

-Ryan just finds ways to win…….period. The guy is something special.
-Turner ran very well today. As did Snelling.
-Gonzo comes back with huge game after a few lower games
-Got ripped on that Gonzo no TD call
-The defense got it done again, but made it hard as usual
-We are offcially (evidently) a bend-but-dont-break defense
-How many times was it obvious that we were blitzing?
-Completely vanilla, non-creative bltiz scheme
-Brian Williams blitzed often and it rarely worked
-Is Brent Grimes in our future when he becomes a FA?
-Love the guys heart, but he missed several plays that should’ve been made
-Inside pressure is good, outside pressure is BAD
-If pressed right now, we draft a DE in the first round
-Love Biermann, but not sure he’s more than a situational player
-Still need more speed at LB
-Nicholas and Peterson are liabilities in coverage
-Is Nicholas a surefire starter?

-We’re set at DT for a long while
-Weems made one of the plays of the game, he gets a long reprieve
-Nice to see HD back involved
-Just don’t understand why Mularkey goes into his shell with a lead
-All the fans knew exactly what was coming when we had the lead
-Simply unable to put games away…don’t know why
-The Dome took a little while to get warmed up, but was then on fire
-A good number of Packer fans there
-One of the most respectful opposing fans I’ve witnessed
-Worst halftime show in three years, just this author’s opinion

-It was like a Amatuer Georgia American Idol: just awful
-Matt Bryant is pure MONEY!!!!!!!
-NFL should make a rule on not icing when play clock gets so low
-Offense was a little rattled at first, but got it together
-Not sure what to make of defense
-They find ways to win, but give up boatloads of yards
-D didn’t have an answer for Rodgers scrambling
-They did limit their offense to 17 points after scoring 85 in last three
-Where was BFinn?

Many Yards, Low Points (CCompton/AJC)

-Guess that Michael Palmer is out now that Peele is back
-The Packers had ZERO running game, can’t win much like that
-Rodgers got up upset after he got hit on a run-slide
-If you don’t want to get hit, STOP RUNNING!
-O-Line has apparently turned the corner
-Need to start re-upping some OL’s contracts before FA hits

Agree/Disagree with observations?

 

Make sure to give your observations, analysis, and enjoy the HUGE WIN!!!!

New and more detailed post coming soon………..

380 comments Add your comment

Sarah B

November 29th, 2010
10:18 pm

Here’s one observation – Beirmann was getting better and better until he dissed our very own CBrass and hooked up with a skanky ATL housewife chippy. Or something like that.

LRD

November 29th, 2010
10:25 pm

Granted people did not like Rodgers running against us,but outside of the red zone I much rather have a QB try to beat us with their feet instead of their arm.(just my opinion and within reason..ie he who must no be named)
The Dome was LOUD.. very nice.
We are now officially the Rodney Dangerfield team of the NFC.

Lets see. Tampa ranked 27th on Run Defense and #9 against the Pass and #5 in the league with INT’s.. where as Atlanta ranked #26 in pass Defense and #6 in rush defense #4 in INT’s… ATL #10 overall in Offense.. Bucs are #23….
So the BBDB Defense in a game like this could again mean another close game,potentially allowing Freeman the time needed to pick us apart…Again our best D could be our own O.

Arno

November 29th, 2010
10:30 pm

Note from the Tampa Tribune- “Bucs officials remained steadfast Monday that Sunday’s game will be blacked out in the local television market despite the marquee matchup with the Falcons, (and) the Bucs’ wearing orange throwback jerseys.”

Guess the jerseys aren’t a big draw.

DangerourDan885;

November 29th, 2010
10:36 pm

Agree on all except half time show only because I didn’t see it. Mularkey does go cold with a lead. Snelling going down didn’t help. I hope he can come back. He’s a great
Change of pace back who can catch. Nice 1-2 punch with Turner. This O should be scoring more but they were playing a tough Packer D. 9-2. I’ll take it, but this offense isnt clicking at 100% yet

falcon21

November 29th, 2010
10:40 pm

LRD, point well made but his feet is the reason they got into the Red Zone. All in all the Birds did a pretty damn good job against Rodgers and the Pack.

Moose

November 29th, 2010
10:48 pm

Three man rush on the Packers all night long………… Smith and company won this one………..

falcon21

November 29th, 2010
10:51 pm

Agree 885, the O can and should get better but we should learn to live with the D for a while. We still have some building to do.

FrontRow

November 29th, 2010
11:06 pm

I missed the game….gave my ticket to a 3 time cancer survivor that may not get another chance to see her hottie hero Aaron play + ladies day out.

My observations were from TV perspective:

What percentage of the stadium partisans looked up at the clock after the GB TD and thought the Packers left too much time? How long has it been since so many trusted a Falcon QB with 1 minute left in a game?

I wasn’t there so I did not see why Rodgers was running. I can only guess that on several of those plays Mr. Grimes had a blanket on his man. You can’t win em all at CB and it only takes 1 big play to break the game (too many dropped INTs – did #20 drop one?).

Grimes is EXTREMELY valuable as a nickel corner. Falcons should keep him around for that reason alone.

Falcons were playing with fire on rushing Rodgers. He is a VERY good QB (high rating against blitzes) and hit the open man on every DB blitz. In the end, a team averaging 35+ in their last 2 games had to scramble to get to 17. Nice job defense.

Nicholas is not a starter. The draft is always deep in LBs and the Falcons need another Spoon + have Spoon progress as fast as Lofton (both still a Work In Progress).

TV was and is harping about the Gonzo 4th down non-drop. I did not see enough in replay to overturn the call however the Falcons actually scored twice at the end line (Snelling – tip of the ball crossed the line; Gonzo ball was caught over the line) and settled for a FG. Lastly, controversy over GB getting a big play when the play clock was expired. TV heads (dorks) said it was a wash because the Falcons were offsides but delay of game is a dead ball foul….offsides never happened.

Lastly, I am glad I missed the halftime show…the ladies said it was awful. I do regret missing the cheesehead fans; they are always nice folks to have in our house.

Arno

November 29th, 2010
11:10 pm

D made it hard “as usual?” D should get more credit here. After Kolb abused us in Philly, Rodgers’ incredible performance proved insufficient to beat Falcons. That’s major improvement. Now, just do it on the road.

FrontRow

November 29th, 2010
11:11 pm

Make the mistakes now; they count too much in the playoffs.

I’m always happy when the Falcons make alot of mistakes AND win the game.

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This Gets Old!

November 29th, 2010
11:17 pm

>Completely vanilla, non-creative bltiz scheme<

Hard to blitz I guess if you can't cover. I keep thinking that they can't keep beating good teams while giving up more ground than the French Army. I know, I know I'm the first one to write that it's points that count but the three man rush on the 4th & Goal still confounds me. Glad for Matt Bryant and Eric Weems. Both judge harshly (rightfully so) at the start of the season.

To Mularkey's credit (still not a fan) he's opened up a bit lately but hardly a guy you'd call innovative. And punting on that 4th & 4 could have really backfired. But 9-2 who'd a thunk it? Good teams make their own breaks.

Falcon66

November 29th, 2010
11:32 pm

I’ve been a Falcon fan ever since they started in Atlanta. Never, and I mean “never,” have I seen a Falcon’s team that is hitting on all cylinders as this team is. From Blank, Smith, Ryan and all, this team is so tight. Smith has done a great job at getting all levels of the team to excel. I can’t wait till January. The GB game Sunday was awesome. Go Falcons!

Reid Adair

November 29th, 2010
11:32 pm

I thought a lot of Aaron Rodgers’ scraimbling was due to receivers being covered; I’d much rather see him running it than throwing it. I’m also convinced (although I have no idea if the stats back it up or not) that the defense this year is much better than a year ago.

I also thought Eric Weems was about to take the Packers’ final kickoff to the house – if not for the blatant facemask where they about turned his head around 180 degrees. With the ball at midfield, Ryan at quarterback and Matt Bryant ready on the sideline, I was confident in the eventual outcome.

Got to like the remainder of the schedule. Tampa Bay, for all of their stats, has not beaten a team with a winning record. The Falcons also still have Carolina twice and a trip to Seattle. And, of course, the Monday night game at the Dome with the Saints.

Falcon66

November 29th, 2010
11:39 pm

I agree Reid.

big o

November 30th, 2010
12:36 am

I also think we need a game breaker on offense. Where is our Harvin or our Hester or our Bush ? Is Norwood the solution ? Can he stay on the field ? We need someone who can go the distance antime they touch the ball !!! I’m not complaining guys at 9-2 we are doing something right. But I would go for the game breaker first and then a faster linebacker or DE

Box

November 30th, 2010
4:58 am

FrontRow,
You are a class act for your sacrifice. Thank you for being a true Falcons fan.

Ogie

November 30th, 2010
5:48 am

We lucked out at home. Rodgers fumbled on the 1 yard line. We won, but we weren’t the better team. But a little luck never hurt anyone.

FalconHardy

November 30th, 2010
7:24 am

The defense continues to struggle on big 3rd down conversions and our pass defense STINKS. Duant Robinson IS NOT earning his money. He Plays to far off and MISSED a critical tackle late in the game for a first down. Does he even have an interception this year?

Cane Pole

November 30th, 2010
7:51 am

Front row I like you, saw the game at home where I watch most of them . I ant a season ticket holder . And I agree with you that Gonzo,s catch was across the plain . I Tip my Hat to you for giving up your seat ,at the game , Thanks Sir .
But you guys can call it a gift if you like when Rodgers got stopped at the line and fumbled the ball . But make no mistake he was stopped and the ball come out on the 1 or maybe even 2 yard line so our D won that battle . I mean even if it had not came out he would not have scored . It was plain to see on the replay he never broke the plane .
I don;t think there team were the better in this game either . The game I watched was a close game but the Falcons won the game it was not gave to them by no means . Yes Rodgers had a lot more passing yrds . but the Birds balanced O with the ground game and our ST Kicker won that game . Not to leave out the D which I thought played very well in all . Yes we were the better team Sunday .Heck we were never behind in the game so how could we be the lesser team. Great game to watch tho.

Go Falcons ..!!! After this week we will have 10 wins . Thats right Falcons 23 Bucs 14

SawThat1nce

November 30th, 2010
7:57 am

The Falcons “lucked out”, so, I suppose that is the reason they are in the drivers seat in the NFC, and the Packers are facing possible elimination from the playoffs.
Rodgers got stopped at the one yard line, by the Falcons defence, and I don’t believe that the ball just fell out of his hands, by itself.
The Falcons had the better team, and that is the reason that they won.

Cane Pole

November 30th, 2010
8:01 am

And on the ball Weems returned and got the face mask call on, well if that guy would have not grabbed the mask . I Think he would have at least got 20 more yards if not ran it in. So our Birds would have even been closer to the end zone than the penalty gave us .

Thanks D3 for another great job .!!!

Chop Buster

November 30th, 2010
8:06 am

I agree that Ryan is gaining more confidence each week and taking over games. Turner didn’t look as “Tippy Toe-ish” as usual and Snelling is consistent. Hope his injury isn’t serious enough to keep him out of any games.

We don’t have the stout defense we’re all looking for yet, but they seem to gameplan each week just enough to keep our opponents under control. We have no choice but to use the bend-but-don’t-break defense with the current LB and CB corp lacking the speed to cover. I think we didn’t want to blitz Rodgers because of his affinity for beating the blitz. Brent should be in our future, but as the starting nickel–not our starting LCB. He would excel facing the QB so he could jump underneath routes.

I agree inside pressure is good and the outside pressure is bad. We need a proven veteran DE and another through the draft. I don’t see our existing DEs as the answer to getting consistent pressure. I’ve also said that Peterson and Nicholas are too slow and we need faster LBs to accompany Spoon.

Weems finally ran like he wanted the TD on that play; but he’s not the answer either. We need a returner with much more speed and who is fearless.

Mularkey is what he is. Reminds me of when Dan Reeves wouldn’t change and lost his job. I don’t know if I’d say it’s all Mularkey. Afterall, Smith can over rule his OC if he’s being too conservative. I think it’s Smitty that is conservative. I know some of you may not agree, but he (Smith) is in a position to do something about it.

Matt Bryant is looking like he’s getting back to his old form in Tampa when he was MONEY for sure. I like when they attempt to ice Bryant, because he said he uses the opportunity to get a free practice kick. He knocked both right through Sunday. LOL

It was a double-edged sword with our defense Sunday. Either they let Rodgers run underneath or give up the big play by putting someone on him. I don’t like the zone defense but it did work and it does allow them to keep everything in front of them. We will always be at the bottom of pass defense because that’s what the zone D does; but is designed to prevent TDs once they get in the red zone.

I would have liked to see Finn used more in the game as well. Baker is still a liability on the OL. He’s not a starting LT IMO. Svitek outplays him but yet Baker starts. A little politics going on?

This team just seems to find a way to keep winning games with the personnel we have. Just imagine how this team will be when we do add DEs that can get after the QB? It will also take pressure off our CBs. I’d like to see Franks compete for a starting spot next year. Speaking of Franks, I wonder why he isn’t returning kicks?

Cane Pole

November 30th, 2010
8:11 am

I think the Birds will win 4 of there next 5 games if not win them all . And take home field advantage .That is if the no injurie Gods stay with us

SawThat1nce

November 30th, 2010
8:15 am

There have been comments and complaints from one or two Packer fans about the 4th down catch that Gonzo made. The replay showed that it was imcomplete, and that the officials missed the call.
But, that is the reason that the coach’s challenge was instituted into the game. Situations like that are a part of the game, and the Packers could have challenged, but they didn’t react in time, or else chose not to, meanwhile the Falcons were smart enough to run a quick play before the challenge flag was thrown.
It is all part of the game, and the Packers got out-coached by the Falcons of that play.

SawThat1nce

November 30th, 2010
8:24 am

I believe that Weems had a very good chance to run that last kickoff back, all-the-way. There was only one man that had any kind of chance to even slow him down, and Weems had a blocker there to take care of that guy.
I think that the player that made that facemask tackle on Weems should be fined just as heavy, as the guys that are getting fined for the helmut to helmut hits. It was a very dangerous play, very dirty, and done on purpose.

Chop Buster

November 30th, 2010
8:30 am

SawThat1nce I agree with your Weems comment that the guy should be fined. He did purposely grab and hold on to his facemask to save a game winning TD.

Falcon Decatur

November 30th, 2010
8:32 am

The Packers have no run game, Aaron Rodgers trying to be MV, it not happening. Mike Smith rotates that front four, give them rest, and they dominanted short yards play causing a fumble in the red zone. Mike Smith is a players coach, who has not afraid to go for it on 4th down. Mike Smith out coach the Packers coach in that game. That how it is going to be done the stretch can Mike Smith out coach TB coach, Saints coach, Seattle coach, and Panthers coach. Manage his players so they be healthy come play off time. Key injuries are important going down the stretch, so I got my popcorn, it is all a mystery from here to January. GO FALCONS!!!!

True Falcon Fan

November 30th, 2010
8:51 am

Any status update on Snelling injury??

SPS

November 30th, 2010
8:53 am

Isn’t it nice to not worry about our placekicker for a change?

LRD

November 30th, 2010
8:55 am

Front Row: I had a friend that has been out of country for last 2 years with me at the game. When the Pack made their last score, I told him… the left us enough time to win. He was a bit skeptical, but the proof was there.
I also told him before the game that we would give up at least 1 sack today, our D would cause a turn over… but I also told him we would win by min 7 max 10… he thought I was overconfident

Gonzo gimme.. well there was also the ending drive where Rodgers had snap after clock expired, and didnt get called for delay of game…. So I chalk that up as payback by Refs.

SawThat1nce

November 30th, 2010
9:00 am

They say any team “can” beat any other team in the NFL, and I believe that it is possible.
But, I don’t see this Falcons team having any kind of letdown, or taking any opponent lightly. They are driven to win, and make the playoffs.
I just don’t see any way that the Panthers can hold up against the Falcons.
From what I have seen from the Seahawks, they don’t appear to be very good.
The Buccaneers have a good young team, but the special teams play is really the only reason that they were able to stay in the first game with the Falcons, and the Falcons have improved in that area since their last meeting.
I see the saints as being the only challenge to the Falcons. I believe that the Falcons are very capable of rising to that challenge, and defeating those saints. I think that is what is going to happen.
I can most definitely see a high probability, of the Falcons winning out the season.

SawThat1nce

November 30th, 2010
9:11 am

The officials are going to miss calls, the play clock ran out on the Packers on that 4th down play, in which Rodgers tossed the shuttle pass.
As Frontrow pointed out, that is a dead ball foul, and the Falcons jumping off sides could not be called in that situation, as there would have been no play made, if the penalty had been called.
So, unless a team was playing the saints in 2009, or the Patriots at home, anytime in the last ten years to present day, the bad calls usually even out in a game.

waynester

November 30th, 2010
9:17 am

There are a number of changes the league and the networks could make to insure correct goal-line calls but for some reason, they just won’t seem to go for it. 2 microchips on either end of the football and a sensor at/under the goal line that can’t be “gimmicked”(the same could be done on the sidelines) should be a league priority, while the networks need dedicated cameras on the goal lines so there’s no more of this “well, you can’t really tell from this ANGLE” excuses that we hear week after week. With overhead cameras in most stadiums there’s really no excuse for not having at least 3 cameras on the goal line in red zone situations. My only concern would be designing a secure system that can’t be tampered with in-game to prevent the gambling interests from further tainting the sport like (I’m convinced) they currently do using pressure/cash on players and these part-time referees to effect point spreads…..

Cane Pole

November 30th, 2010
9:40 am

Falcons need to win Sunday and I think they will . That game will get them the div title .That is if they beat the Panthers both games and lose to the Saints . So I would rather them get that out of the way now instead of a show down with Brees

Betme

November 30th, 2010
10:04 am

The pass defense is still a big problem and Dunta has been dissapointing to say the least. Hopefully it will not be our achilles heel.

John Waynesworld

November 30th, 2010
10:34 am

Thanks D3. I look forward to your in-depth review of one of the best played NFL games I have seen all season. I can’t wait for the replay tonight at 9:15.

I somewhat agree with those who say MM goes vanilla with the lead, but in his defense what I really want to see late in the game with the lead is the game clock MOVING. Running plays keep the clock moving. Incompletions stop the clock. Passes can be intercepted. No matter how icy Matty Ice is, he (and every QB) is always a defender’s gamble away from a pick six.
Woody Hayes was mostly correct when he said “Only 3 things that can happen if you pass and two of them are bad”. With the lead, stopping the clock on an incompletion is bad. Just ask Lions coach Jim Schwartz about that. He gift-wrapped a win for the Jets that way.

FrontRow

November 30th, 2010
10:35 am

For all of their shortcomings, I still like the refs having control of the game. Some of the rules, especially the coverage rules, are ridiculous and the refs have discretion there.

As a rule, I arrive early at games in part to jaw at the refs before the crowd arrives. I urge anyone that is within shouting distance of the field to do the same – take a chance to tell a ref to call the game even.

Next game Monday Night hosting the Saints. You can bet your bottom dollar the refs will know a fan in the stands DOES NOT LIKE last year’s Drew Brees’ rules.

Carlos

November 30th, 2010
10:44 am

BC, how can you say it was the worst half time show in three years. The previous haft time shows consisted of pee wee football. I thought that was a nice to to expose local talent in a big stage.

LRD

November 30th, 2010
10:49 am

could be that Babs/Peters primed for a great game sunday…
From Pat Y at espn.
Coach Raheem Morris said guard Davin Joseph and safety Cody Grimm will go on injured reserve and miss the rest of the season. With Tampa Bay still clinging to playoff hopes at 7-4, that’s going to cause some pretty major changes.
Joseph has been Tampa Bay’s best offensive lineman, by far, this season and he won’t be easy to replace. The Bucs will turn to Jeremy Zuttah, who has had some playing time at guard and center.

blord

November 30th, 2010
10:59 am

Nice win Sunday. Balanced attack and Matt was nearly perfect. Our defense still leaves much to be desired but they find a way to get it done. I have still read other post speaking of the Packers being the better team and I don’t understand this. Rogers is great but they can’t run the ball at all which is a huge problem. It was a great feeling to look at the clock after GB tied the game and have a feeling of calm and a smirk on my face. I felt confident that GB left Matt too much time and we were going to win the game. Man what a difference a few years makes. I look forward to next week.

Paddy O

November 30th, 2010
12:22 pm

Tampa is super over hyped because they have a black coach & a black QB (both people in these tow positions seem to be good guys with a very high horizon), and the elite snobs in the NE love to push this narrative. They have allowed more points than they have scored – how is that a good team? Watch the last Falcon game against them – we kicked their butts up & down the field – scored I believe on our first 5 possessions. With Spoon back, we shall see how better our D is. However, Freeman is also a dangerous runner. That said, I will be disappointed if we do not win by 2 TD’s.

GregKennesaw

November 30th, 2010
12:24 pm

why is it Mularkey gets more criticism than VanGorder? The offense has been consistently better than the defense over the last 3 years, according to the rankings anyway. We have 10th best offense today, Defense is up to 20th, but it seems OC gets more abuse than DC.

also no love for the falcons last night on MNFB, the talking heads said saints, eagles, bears were better teams than falcons. No respect yet, guess we’ll have to win out.

Paddy O

November 30th, 2010
12:25 pm

On net points, we are sixth in the league, behind Jets, Patriots, Chargers, NO, Packers. Packers have the highest descrepancy, but they have played 3 bad offense teams. We corrected their ratio.

Coop

November 30th, 2010
12:56 pm

MM gets more criticism than BVG cause I believe MM has more to work with. The entire O has been together for 3 years minus minor change ups (HD, TG, Snelling). That’s a pretty consistent group. Whereas the D had something like 5 brand new starters last year and 3 or 4 more this year.

So, I give BVG a break for that alone. don’t get me wrong, I don’t like the BBDB, but I think he is maximizing what he has on D talent and experience wise.

The biggest issue for me with MM is that he sits on the lead. Knowing that we have a young, inexperience, vulnerable D you must be more domoinant on O. Your point about the stats prove my point. We have a top 10 O and consistently move the ball up and down the field. Until we get the lead. Then we try to eat the clock. I like that, but when we don’t convert the 3rd down, here come the D back to surrender the lead. BVG gets some criticism for that, but MM definitely gets conservative when he’s up and it has cost us over and over and over.

I also question Smitty here.

Look, on that drive when we were up 7 with about 6 left, we only needed about 10 or 15 yards for a FG. 10 point lead with 5 minutes leftt and we’d be golden. Everybody in the galaxy knew we were going to be conservative and look for underneath stuff. As they lined up, I looked at my brother and said, watch Gartrell sprint out to the flat for a quick toss. The problem is that GB D knew that too. Why not fake that and throw deep? What the hell? What’s the worst that happens? you get picked? Kinda like a punt, right?

That’s a minor example, but my point is that we KNOW we are BBDB. No one likes it, but that’s what we are. Would it be easier to change that now or keep scoring points, which we seem to be able to do at will… when we want. Don’t believe me? Did anyone think we wouldn’t move down the field with 56 seconds left? I know I was certain we would. Cause we can… and do… when we want.

Analysis – MM sucks with the lead.

SOMEBODY NEED TOO TELL THE TRUTH

November 30th, 2010
1:23 pm

Paddy O – cant beleive you went there, sad, just sad.

SOMEBODY NEED TOO TELL THE TRUTH

November 30th, 2010
1:27 pm

Paddy O, did you hear those analysis from the rush limbaugh show.

GregKennesaw

November 30th, 2010
1:36 pm

It seems to me that TD has pretty even with drafts and free agents in terms of offense vs defense.
2 first rounders for offense, 2 for defense, one big free agent siging for Defense, one for offense. True that offense was frontloaded in first year with 1 free agent and 2 first round picks, but the defense has not improved as much or as fast as the offense has. If you ask me, defense can’t protect a lead, rather than MM sitting on a lead and blowing it. our pass rush isn’t getting any better, our pass defense doesn’t seem to be much better, in fairness , it is tough to run against us.

CBrass

November 30th, 2010
1:44 pm

Paddy O,

All I can say is WOW! I mean really? It’s 2010 don’t you think it’s about time you move past that? Sad just sad. I will say a special prayer for you tonight.

LRD

November 30th, 2010
1:55 pm

Tampa scares me.. they have bugged me all season. Pre-season some folks thought Carolina would be the team we could lose one too potentially, but I thought we could lose one to Tampa at the beginning of this year. They are very young team on the rise (sound familiar) with a fiesty head coach(that is familiar) with a cerebral QB that has confidence in himself and a team that believes in him (see a pattern yet?)
Others may just dismiss them, but I do not. I worry about coming off the big GB win, after our Team fought hard on D .. and now we go up against another QB with a both the feet and the arm to keep his team moving down the field…
To me.. this game has the same feel as the SF game after we beat NO… not a great feeling.