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It’s tough to be upset when I’m right on a prediction but with the Dolphins and Ravens both winning today the New England Patriots are the first team to finish 11-5 and not make the playoffs since the current format was instituted. The Ravens jumped on the Jags early and cruised to victory while the Jets stayed close to the Dolphins but offensively could not get a rhythm.
In what was probably – and hopefully – his last NFL game, Brett Favre went out and stunk it up, going 20 for 40 with 230 yards, 1 TD and 3 INTs, including a pick in the first half which was returned for a TD.
I’ll have a verdict of the Bills win and position reviews for the 2008 season this coming week.