While this logjam at the top of the NFC won't be cleared up until the last few weeks of the season who would have thunk just two weeks ago the Bucs would still be in the playoff hunt coming out of Week 11? But if the playoff started today the Bucs would be in, while the 'Skins and Falcons (the Buc's last two opponents) would be out.
As easy as the Bucs first half schedule was, the second half is brutal. In their last nine games, the Bucs play only one team with a losing record, the Saints (although they do play them twice). Which means if the Bucs can win out against teams not named the Panthers they can put themselves in position to make the playoffs.
And, finally, is there a better exchange than the one in Big Lewbowski when the Dude watches Logjammin?
Maude says, "You can imagine where it goes from here..."
Dude replies, "He fixes the cable?"
Next week's game comes against a very difficult Bears team that is a poor man's version of last years Steelers. Rookie quarterback, good running game, great defense. Should be a fun one to watch if you like good defense and a low scoring game.