There are two indisputable facts: Double V ain't going 12-3-1 every week and the Birds can't sink any lower. A 36-31 loss to the Giants on Nov. 9 was certainly acceptable. The 13-13 tie against the Bengals certainly was not, and the 36-7 spanking at Baltimore Sunday was humiliating. The last time Andy's crew looked this poor was a four-game losing streak in the middle of 2005. And of course, everything falls on Donovan McNabb's shoulder pads. Forget about the five Pro Bowls, the four NFC title games and the Super Bowl. Well, not so quick. If Donovan is heading out of town, and that's not set in stone, he'll be looking to leave with a bang. That means a huge prime-time show tomorrow. And we know Group Green will be ready because it has won five of the last six over the last 2 years coming off a loss of seven points or more.
It's pretty safe to say that Detroit will own an 0-12 record at the final gun. However, if you are a student of Turkey games from the past, you know that upsets happen. We're not predicting one here, but once again, the Lions are getting double digits, and their record this season as a double-digit underdog is a sparkling 4-0. And if you scroll back to the end of the 2003 season, it's even better at 8-0-1.