License to complain annoyingly is hereby granted to fans of the following teams this week:
Eagles and Bengals. You two are going to tie? Really? You're going to make all those people sit out in that weather for almost five hours, and neither one of you is good enough to win? Brutal. You have just committed a crime against the fans of the NFL, and bad things deserve to happen to your team.
Veterans of the Cry, Whine and Moan process:
Lions. You did manage to hold a lead for a while, and that's good. But then, you know ... you resumed being the Lions. Welcome home.
Raiders. You beat the 10-and-a-half point spread, thus making both Danks and I wrong on our podcast predictions. I guess you could consider that a win.
Rams. Second half? Rams 13, 49ers, 0. Oh, if only those first halves didn't count ...
Cry, Whine and Moan on a somewhat temporary basis:
Chicago. You can still win the division, and the loss doesn't kill your postseason hopes at all, but ... that couldn't have felt good.
Baltimore. No shame in losing to the Giants, but in getting pushed around like that, and spending the postgame period wiping Brandon Jacobs' cleat-prints off each others' backs? Yeah, you can be ashamed of that.
Houston. Another chance to win late against the Colts ... and another self-inflected Sage Rosenfels punch to the groin.
San Diego. Two games back now, and two games under .500 ... time and excuses are running short.
If you're a fan of one of he aggrieved teams above, please, don't bottle up your feelings. Let it all out here. It's a safe zone for you. Cry, whine, moan, complain, and blame anyone you want. You're among friends here. We'll feature the best rants and tirades tomorrow afternoon.