Originally posted by Phlabibit
In the NFL, Game 3 of pre seson is when the starters and the team MUST shine on the field. The teams have been running their drills, nursing and evaluating any injuries, and sorting out the 2nd string.
Game 3 is when THE TEAMS ROLL OUT. Game 4 everyone rests again while the second string gets another tune up.
So, has your team played game 3? Did t ...[text shortened]... l be eliminated first round of play offs if you make it at all.
Sorry for the bad news.
It's been a weird pre-season for 'my'* team, Green Bay.
Game #1 @ Pittsburgh
Favre and the first string suck, getting I think 1 first down out of 14 tries? Second string comes on and plays well enough to win. Looking ok at this point.
Game #2 Against Seattle
Everyone plays extremely well. Favre and the first string play fast and furious. Same with the second string. Seattle was blown out of the water (or air), and all is looking great.
Game #3 against Jacksonville
First string is looking impressive once again. Scoring 13 points and allowing none. Normally this is the game where starters play 3 or more quarters (didn't know that till now, or didn't pay enough attention in the past), but the first string came out after the first half. The second string had been playing solid in all the games so far, but this time, they fall apart, and allow 21 points and score none, losing the game.
9-7. Almost the same team as last year, but there's more experience and some good talent from the draft. If Favre sticks around another year, they'll have a shot. But probably not this year (although since the NFC is pretty weak, they could still probably make the playoffs).
*I have to pay attention to Green Bay because I get nothing else. Although, sadly, they are my favorite team now.