Holiday season in the NFL


It feels like Christmas! Well, it does in a football kind of way at least. For those of us who just can’t seem to get enough NFL action, there’s no better time of the year than now.

I mean, think about it. It’s seems like yesterday we were getting ready for the Buffalo Bills and Tennessee Titans to kickoff the 2009 preseason in the Hall of Fame Game.

And now, we head into a weekend when we can talk about things like this.

The San Diego Chargers can clinch a playoff spot on Sunday if they beat Dallas and Baltimore loses or ties and Pittsburgh already lost and the Jets lose or tie and Miami loses or ties. But, if that doesn’t happen, then San Diego can still clinch a postseason appearance Sunday if they win and Baltimore loses or ties and Pittsburgh already lost and the Patriots lose to or tie Carolina.

Stay with me on this….if the two scenarios above don’t work to the Chargers liking then they still can clinch their playoff berth this weekend with a win AND losses by the Ravens, Steelers, Patriots and a Jaguars tie. If none of those happen, there’s one last way to clinch. They would make it to the playoffs with a tie against Cowboys combined with losses by Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Jets, and Dolphins.

If you’re like me, those last two paragraphs just made your head spin. But, really all that this means is that we’re talking playoffs. Go ahead give your best Jim Mora impersonation!.

There are few things in sports that compare to the final run to the playoffs in the NFL. It’ll be an exciting time as teams are fighting for their playoff lives (that is unless you’re the Colts and Saints). But there’s so many other intriguing storylines. Will Indy and New Orleans both go undefeated? Can Brett Favre lead the Vikings to a Super Bowl? Will Chris Johnson rush for 2,000 yards?

One thing is for sure, we’ll be wrapped up with what’s happening in the NFL during this holiday season.

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