I've worked out my plan for dealing with this disaster of the Dallas Cowboys losing to the Pittsburgh Steelers, 20-13.
Accept the brutality.
Not even Chuck Norris in all his Internet-legend glory could deliver a roundhouse kick to the solar plexus like that game did. Halfway into the fourth quarter we were on our way to a beautiful victory. It was all there for us. Going on the road, playing the No. 1 defense, facing one of the AFC's best, battling the elements and walking away with a physical smack-down win that would cement our status.
We were going to be the toast of the NFL. The bandwagon was going to break down under the weight of ESPN and Chris Berman slobbering our praises. For one shining moment, it was all there for us. Then wham, we got pummeled by the Football Gods (and the Steelers). So accept the fact that this team barfed up a 10-point lead in the blink of an eye and wasted a golden opportunity to create a little distance in the playoff race and dumped a super-sized helping of confidence right down the drain.
Now, forget about it, because there's nothing that can be done about it.
Bring on the Browns
So the Eagles are not guaranteed a spot in the playoffs if they win out. They will be ensured second place in the division but will have to battle the Falcons for the last spot. So, aside from the Eagles winning their last three games, Eagles fans should be rooting primarily for the Falcons to lose at least one game.
But can the Eagles win their last three games? Sure, why not? I mean, we did just dominate the best team in the NFL on their home field, didn't we? I would imagine the Birds will be favored in all three games. Certainly against the Browns at home with Ken Dorsey at QB.