I know they mean nothing and I don't go there looking for some elusive measure of respect. I go there to read the blurbs beside each team. Sometimes they're funny and sometimes they're insightful (not as often as funny) and I enjoy tracking our imaginary progress. Today we're 25th, up from 29th and I could not help but notice something. Below us we're going to play every single team except Buffalo. We've played the Chiefs and will be playing the Dolphins, Buccaneers, Raiders, Falcons, and Browns this season. That's 6 teams that ESPN thinks suck worse than we do. I know you win some that you're supposed to lose and you lose some that you're supposed to win but in my opinion that's pretty much 6 wins waiting to happen right there. Then I throw in the yearly sweep of our personal punching bags in Jacksonville and I can't see the slightest reason why we don't find ourselves at least at 8-8. We don't even have to be a very good team to reach .500 this year. Throw in a split with Tennessee (though of course I want the sweep) and win here over the Saints (Who I personally feel are grossly overrated following an emotional season where everything went right for them) and we win 10 games. It's not that hard to imagine anymore. If Kubiak and company can get these guys ready to play every week then it's not just possible in my opinion, it's likely.