With only three games remaining in the 2009 NFL season, the question has to be asked, just how bad have these playoffs been? Think about it there have been eight playoff games played, and despite the large audience on TV, these games have been pretty dreadful. Of the eight games only one can be considered a great game, and the other seven honestly have been hard to watch.
Just by taking a look at the scores of these games we can see that they have not been very competitive:
In fact, to this point in the playoffs only three of the games have been close. In the Wild Card Round the New York Jets beat the Cincinnati Bengals 21-14, The Arizona Cardinals beat the Green Bay Packers 51-45 in overtime, and in the divisional round the New York Jets beat the San Diego Chargers 17-14. However that Chargers/Jets came was a very sloppy football contest.
Obviously the Packers/Cardinals game was a high scoring affair, with a lot of drama. In fact it has been, by far, the best contest of this playoff season. The rest of the games, to be perfectly honest, have been hard to watch. Now I am a NFL idiot, and watch far more games than the average sports fan, and I have found myself turning the games off. Guess which game I watched to completion. The rest have been over by halftime, and I have found myself tuning out. If I am tuning out, that means many more are too, and that is not good for the NFL.