Monday Morning Hangover: AFC and NFC Finalists All Have Their Flaws

January 18, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Every team that reached the championship round is lucky to be here.
You don't reach the NFL's Final Four without a few lucky bounces, weird calls, magical curveball field goals, injuries that look devastating but turn out to be manageable and perhaps a little help from the toss of a coin.
You also don't reach the conference championship round without exceptional talent, hard work, strategic brilliance, excellent management and outstanding leadership from the front office to the locker room. Every team that reached the Final Four this year survived a massive challenge to get here. Three of those challenges came from coaches and quarterbacks with Super Bowl rings.
The Broncos, Panthers, Cardinals and Patriots are lucky to be here, but none of them are here because of luck.
A weekend of strange reversals, surprising comebacks and hard-fought, closer-than-they-had-to-be victories made it clear that all four remaining contenders, while great, are vulnerable. That vulnera...

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