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Where do we stand in Week 8

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Posted 10-28-2008 at 08:16 AM by hagan714
Updated 05-04-2009 at 06:41 PM by hagan714

Ok its week 8 and we are at the bye week of our schedule. Were do we stand?

NFC Team Div W L

1. New York Giants NCE 6 1

2. Carolina Panthers NCS 6 2

3. Washington Redskins NCE 6 2

4. Dallas Cowboys NCE 5 3

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers NCS 5 3

6. Arizona Cardinals NCW 4 3

7. Chicago Bears NCN 4 3

8. Philadelphia Eagles NCE 4 3

9. Atlanta Falcons NCS 4 3

10. Green Bay Packers NCN 4 3

11. New Orleans Saints NCS 4 4

12. Minnesota Vikings NCN 3 4

13. Seattle Seahawks NCW 2 5

14. St. Louis Rams NCW 2 5

15. San Francisco 49ers NCW 2 6

16. Detroit Lions NCN 0 7

With all the negative posts you would think the season is over. But one quick look at the standings and you can see we are really out of the thick of things by only one game. The season is not lost!

Who to cheer for? The division of hate is the NFC East. Cheering against them each and every week and you should be safe. Later in the season we can start being picky. Till then we want them to lose. Right now it looks like the road to the Super Bowl will go through NY. So I guess Eli and the giants are really the only NFC East team to cheer for.


Washington has a tough 5 weeks up coming with a Bye sandwiched in there. Pit, Dal, NYG and @ Bal are all upcoming. But most are at home.

Dallas has an easier road of it till the final 4 games of the season. @Pit, NYG, Bal and @ Phi. To close out the season.

Philli has a tough schedule but the scheduling gods were nice about it. They seem to have no really tough games back to back until the end of the season when they finish the year @ Wash and Dallas.

There is no need to cheer for the Panthers, Bucs and Falcons unless they are beating up on each other. We will deal with those as the season unfolds.

A six game winning streak would be perfect. Only the game in KC is with a team not in the playoff mix at or above .500. Atlanta (twice), Green Bay, Tampa and the Bears all must handled by us. In the playoff picture those are the key tie breakers in the standings and must wins!
This all fun and stuff but in reality there is one thing besides getting healthy that we need to do. In week 10:

BEAT THE FALCONS


So letís see what we need to happen this week since we are byed out of the schedule:

DET @ CHI upset
TB @ KC upset
HOU @ MIN Possible Houston win here
ARI @ STL Rams are hot and a loss would give us some breathing room
GB @ TEN Tenn
DAL @ NYG I am giving the NYG the NFC east so NYG
ATL @ OAK upset
PHI @ SEA upset
PIT @ WAS Steelers

So really baring any upsets we can make up ground with GB, Dal and Wash. Put some space between us and Minn, STL. Any upsets will be more than welcomed.

Week 10 is could be a fun week standings wise. So till then the battle cry is:

BEAT THE FALCONS
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    saintsfan1976's Avatar
    I look forward to this each week. Great stuff Hagan...
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    Posted 10-29-2008 at 05:18 PM by saintsfan1976 saintsfan1976 is offline

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    Bro, you do alot of research, and that's what makes reading your stuff fun. Good Job Bro.
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    Awesome job on this Hagan. Keep it up. Always like your posts. I don't post much but I read every day at work. To me, reading B&G is part of my Saints Fanhood.
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    Posted 11-07-2008 at 12:36 PM by o1higuy o1higuy is offline
 
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