Bash of the Titans?
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After watching Vince Young's incredible 99-yard game-winning drive against the Cardinals today, my heart tells me that the answer to this question is the Tennessee Titans. But my head knows better -- I can't possibly put my postseason faith in a team that started their season 0-6, forcing them to run the table for any real playoff shot. Right? Well, maybe.
Of the bubble teams, I like the chances of the Green Bay Packers and Baltimore Ravens above all. The Packers have an underrated defense, and quarterback Aaron Rodgers will play like a Pro Bowler if his offensive line simply gives him some time. They're struggling with injuries, but I think they're better than the number of NFC teams currently wallowing in the mud of mediocrity at 5-6 or 6-5.
The Ravens seem to have solid shot because they're flawed, but I think they understand their flaws and will gameplan around them. They have an inconsistent second-year quarterback in Joe Flacco, but the kind of run game that can establish strategic dominance. They have trouble with deep-level contain (both run and pass), but they're tight enough in the short and middle areas to keep opposing offenses honest. '
But I'm going with my heart -- to heck with reality. Go, Titans! What a team!
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