How does one explain the dynamics that goes behind this team's ability to rise up and win 3 game after our starting QB's season was cut short? Winning those three with our back-up QB, against some of the best defenses in the league.. with two of those team being some of the best team in the league overall. Two on the road, and one against a Superbowl contender in our home. We were able to win with the same swarming defense that led our team through our first 13 games. The star-studded RB duo that's muscled our offense through the entire season. And an unknown rookie QB that pulled some late game heroics, and made big plays in his two and a half games. How can you explain the action of a team that lost to two teams with a combined record of 7-22, only to overcome the adversities prior to those two losses to defeat a team coming into our house 7-4 with a stout rush defense and a 7-5 team on the road that just recently was led their division over the Ravens and Steelers. A running back that rushed for over 100 yards against a Falcons that has yet to allow a triple-digit yard rusher prior to that game in Rockin' Reliant Stadium. A 5th-round rookie QB that led two led game-winning drives, and one on the road in the final three minutes after being down 16-3 at halftime. A hard as steel defense that's been anchoring our team the entire season. How can you explain it? Momentum. The same momentum that help the Denver Broncos defeat the Cowboys and Patriots in 2009 when they went 6-0 before their bye week. The same momentum that carried the Colts in '06, Giants in '07, and Packers in '08. All three dropped games to "bad" teams in their final weeks leading to their wildcard game.. two of them entered the playoffs with losing record in their last 3 games. The Colts jumped started their momentum with a 1 game winning streak at home against the Dolphin in their season finale.. after losing to the lowly David-Carr led Texans in the week prior (see the irony here?). The Giants lost two of their three and but built momentum by giving the Patriots their toughest challenge of the season in their final game of the regular season. The Packers were 2-2 to end the season, including a loss to the bottom-dwellers Detriot Lions, but built momentum on a two game winning-streak heading into their WC game.. after a season of inconsistent play. They all pulled it together and rise up as one unit to make a run in the playoffs. Even with all the question marks on their team, whether it was their ability to play championship caliber defense or their consistencies, they were able to eliminate those uncertainties once the playoffs came around and channel a different kind of beast that they hadn't had all season. ------------- How this relates to us.. Going by the match-ups of the final two weeks, I believe the Jets will not be able to grab the final WC spot. The Jets are a terrible road team, and I believe they will drop their season finale against the surging Miami Dolphins. It's already a forgone conclusion to me that Rex will get thrash by the inconsistent, Eli and gang. Which leaves the Bengal... facing the Cardinals, and a Ravens team that could likely rest their starter on the road @ Cinci (depending on the Steelers/Roeslthberger). This will carve out a rematch of the Bengals and Texans in Reliant Stadium. They have proven all year long that they just can not beat a team with a winning record.. on the road with a rapid, rocking stadium. This is very much in our favors, along with Wade and AJ coming back. The Tennessee game is what will jumpstart our momentum, the Bengals game is what will springboard it. The divisional game will be us vs. a rested Ravens game, in another rematch (sounds familiar to another Superbowl story just a year old)? We have proven that we can win against good teams.. with the help of momentum. Now we will see our will to win; to see if we can bring out the beast in the big games like so many other unlikely team have done before. If it's fate, then we will make a run towards greatness. We have the talents, characters, and unity of a team that is capable that and more.