We better NOT start slow
3 of the first 4 games are against potential playoff teams.
Indy and Houston have arguably the best passing offenses in the league. Which everyone knows is our weakness. Then throw in the all important Raven matchup in week 1. This is a VERY tough way to start a season.
The first 4 games of a season are not typically must wins and I'm not saying they are...but I think if we can win 3 of the first 4 games, we'll be primed for a serious playoff run (assuming we stay healthy) If we split.... not a big deal.... if we lose 3 of 4 I think we are in trouble. ....I can't recall a tougher schedule to start the season. Losing 3 of 4 would put us in the corner having to win 9 of the next 12 games to make the playoffs. So I really think starting out "hot" is more important then any other season I can remember.