I agree, HUGE WIN AT MINNESOTA, but they appear to be in a major flux right now, and we caught them at the perfect time. Lets hope they destroy the Jets and Pats once Favre finds some rythmn. As for the Buffalo win, the quelled some of our recent mishaps with them, it knocks off the chance of a blizzard game up in Buffalo, and us losing to them on the road when they actually might be able to play spoiler late in the season. Either way, we are 2-0 and really havent done much.
These next two games will show everything. Beating the Jets, and Pats will put us at 4-0 and 3-0 in division, leading to at least a 2 game lead in overall, and 3 game leead in conference play if you include conference play all around. AT THAT POINT we will no longer be pretenders...
As for now? We are just a good team off to a great start. Contender/Pretender? whats it matter, this season was stacked up against us early.... We've said it all along, if we can get to 4-4 to start, we have a good chance for the playoffs. WELL? It appears that we have set the pace, and the long haul is upon us.
I can not stress enough the importance of the next 2 games. We win both, and we theoretically can lose the NEXT 4 and still be in striking reach of the division crown with the final schedule being NYJ, NE, Bills at home, Detroit, Cleveland, Oakland, Chicago..... the meat of the easier half.
Let them say what they want. 2 games is a horrible sample to decide the fate of any team. Put it this way: Philly with Vick is a contender, Philly with Kolb is a joke. Yet, Reid only made the call for Vick a go, as of today. His sample for evaluation 6 quarters to 2 quarters. He better hope he is right, or he's sacrificing games to find a solution. Lets get to October, and the end of baseball, and then a playoff picture can start to emerge. Until then, Go Phins, and lets show the world on primetime TV that we are for real.