by JJ Cooper
We can mock the Lions' 0-16 season, wonder how good the Patriots would have been if Tom Brady didn't blow out his knee, or speculate over which NFC team is most likely to give the Giants trouble in the playoffs.
But after watching a wild December of football, it's hard to avoid the fact that 2008 is the year where an amazing number of teams simply gagged their way out of the playoffs. Usually there are one or two teams that peaked in October and failed to live up to their potential, this year, we had a futile four that all choked away what were once seemingly safe playoff berths.
Here's a ranking of who sucked the worst in a season that saw plenty of teams throw away their chance at playoffs glory.
Which Choke Job Was the NFL's Worst? originally appeared on NFL FanHouse on Sun, 28 Dec 2008 23:20:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.