I thought it was over after that three point embarrassment against the Redskins. Goodbye playoffs.
But there was still a long shot. A very long shot. I had to write notes on a piece of paper Sunday morning to keep it all straight. Tampa Bay has to lose at home to the Raiders. Yeah right. Then either the Bears or Minnesota has to lose. Not both, just one of ’em. Still… And, then, the Eagles had to man up and beat Dallas at home. Both teams were win & in. Fuck Dallas. Philly will play to keep them home and out of the playoffs just out of spite.
These were some long odds.
I couldn’t believe it as the day went on. Tampa Bay somehow lost. To the Raiders. In Tampa. I actually cheered for the Giants (fuck you forty hands) over the Vikings. But it was not to be. Then Chicago went down to Houston. Somehow.
This. Could. Really. Happen.
And it did.
The Philadelphia Eagles beat the Dallas Cowboys by thirty eight points and made the playoffs.
It was the best day of my life.