matt131 wrote: bwgood77 wrote:
I just realized that this morning as well! And with the Chargers getting the win against the Packers last week, it looks like this game against the Raiders is actually fairly important. A win would definitely put us in a better position for a wild card spot, but a loss would put us too far behind the Raiders and any other team in the AFC for that matter.
As for the Suns, a win would be HUGE (I guess it seems like that every night we play). Miami did just get thumped by the Nuggets though and shot pretty poorly, so I wouldn't be surprised to see them come out with a ton of energy and shoot lights out.
I am not sure if my heart will survive tomorrow night haha. Not sure which game to have on the big TV and which to watch on my computer. Obviously the Charger game holds more significance, but the Suns have been so fun this year. A win for both teams would be so exciting, and I am definitely not used to that lately. I guess I should just be pleased that both games hold some significance.
I know, last year the Chargers trumped the Suns games in this circumstance easily, but now.....tough one, especially against Miami.
Who do you feel is the team more equipped to win it all right now IF they can make it into the playoffs?
Do you mean between the Chargers and the Suns or just within the NFL?
If you meant between the Chargers and Suns, it has to be the Chargers. Veteran QB, Bosa and Ingram seem to finally be picking it up, and if Derwin comes back our defense will be legit. It's also a lot easier to win the Super Bowl as an underdog than it is to make it far in the NBA playoffs as an underdog. If the Chargers make the playoffs, they will have to have won a ton of games in a row so they would go in on a hot streak and that usually bodes well. We actually have a fair amount of offensive weapons as well with Henry back, Williams being a new favorite target for Rivers, Eckler proving he is a huge receiving threat, and Gordon back as well. Our biggest concern is, and apparently always will be, our offensive line.
If you meant who in the NFL is best equipped to win it all...man, I honestly don't know. Obviously the Patriots always have a good shot, but I think that these next few weeks playing against better QBs will tell us a lot about their future success since I am not too impressed with their offense. The Ravens look great, but I think teams like the Packers or Saints or Chiefs who can put up big points could beat them. As far as the AFC, I think those two teams are the ones to beat. The NFC is honestly stacked. Packers, Saints, Seahawks, 49ers, Cowboys, Eagles, Vikings, and even the Rams all have a legitimate shot of making it to the Super Bowl. I personally root for the Seahawks just because I like Wilson, so I am hoping they go far, but my money is on the Saints at the moment just because they look so solid in all aspects of the game. Saints-Chiefs or Saints-Patriots seem like the obvious choices, but aren't necessarily the most fun. I will personally be rooting for a Chargers-Seahawks Superbowl haha
Between the Chargers and the Suns. Obviously I feel IF each made the playoffs the Chargers would have a much better chance of winning it all, only because they have top level talent and there is less separation between top teams in the NFL.
However, there may be a greater chance that the Suns MAKE the playoffs, simply because the Chargers screwed up a few games and dug themselves a hole.
As for the NFL, the AFC is wide open. The Pats haven't played anyone until the Ravens' who exposed them (even Buffalo exposed them). KC I can't decide...their D seems to play well at times, Mahomes is scary, but teams hang around with them....though they are competing with tough teams with a backup QB, so with Mahomes and an improved D now, maybe they are the team to beat.
Though I wouldn't count out the Ravens. Even the Colts and Texans might be pretty tough.
But the NFC seems far superior. However, I thought GB was a top 3-4 team there and the Chargers dominated them.
Ultimately the two best teams to me appear to be the 49ers and Saints. The 49ers D looks for real, but I can see a situation where they face a Saints team coming off two brutal playoff losses just very determined, and SF, being a young up-n-coming team choking in the playoffs. Who knows? Should be exciting.