After the Giants game, everyone thought we are in for a long season. Then we went 4-0 after that to improve to 4-1. Many started to believe we are for real.
Then things started to turn a little. Losing to the Rams and barely beating the Browns and Lions. Still at 6-2 you felt okay but concerned. Then it every collapsed to a 2-6 finish.
What will it take for you to believe the Skins are legit for that season? A legit playoff team?
For me, the Skins will have to reach 10 victories by week 15. With 2 weeks to go at that point, you are 10-4. 10 wins usually will get you a playoff birth and by having 10 wins with a couple of weeks left in the season, you feel comfortable about your playoff chances.
Basically, the Skins seal their playoff fate early. The Skins having to rally late in the season to make the playoffs doesn't give me much faith. In 2005, The Skins luck eventually ran out against Seattle in round 2. In 2007, we were spent by the time we face Seattle in round 1.