December 28, 2008

Incredible NFL Final Weekend

After the tie with Cincinnati, many thought the Birds were dead. Instead the Eagles have somehow managed to salvage their season and a playoff birth, primarily because the rest of the NFC is mediocre. All the more sweet that it came against those damn Cowboys.

Question is, are Eagles fans going to be happy about it? It may extend Andy Reed's tenure here, but may not save Donovan from leaving. Philly will face Andy Reed's former assistant head coach Brad Childress as the Birds head to north to face the Vikings.

In New York, the Miami Dolphins complete a miraculous turnaround as they beat the rival Jets to win the AFC East. Miami ties a record for best season-to-season improvement, winning 10 more games than the previous year.

In Baltimore, rookie coach John Harbaugh and rookie QB Joe Flacco (Delaware) become the first such combo to make the playoffs.

In Pittsburgh, Ben Rothlisberger gets knocked out of a meaningless game against Cincinnati with a concussion.

And in Green Bay, the Detroit Lions complete the most pathetic season in NFL history going 0-16. The mark was worse than the 1976 Tampa Bay Buccaneers who went 0-14 in the only other winless NFL season.

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