This is a weird place for me to be, I’ve always been optimistic with this team but the source of that optimism has always been Ben, as long as we had Ben, I felt we had a shot. That clearly isn’t the case anymore. Yes, Ben looked better and wasn’t as awful as he has been the past 10 games or so but he didn’t resemble anything of the Ben that always kept me optimistic. The line showing improvement and ground game getting on track are encouraging but I feel that as soon as they play the next good team, they will be exposed again. Fans made too big a deal about the Bills game but many of us were concerned because Ben wasn’t good and they won that game in spite of him. The margin of error for this team to win is razor thin, the blueprint offers not flexibility. You need the defense to ball out every game, we saw what happened when they faltered in the 4th quarter, 3 great quarters isn’t enough. They also need the ground game to churn out big yardage which allows Ben to be game manager Ben because once it’s on him to win the game, they’ve already lost. He’s not that guy anymore. Anyone confident that the defense can do that every game? And stay healthy? The Oline to have a good showing like that every week? Najee going off for 120 yards to keep Bens pass attempts down? It’s also a weird place to be for me because my heart was happy to see them win Sunday, I still get just as pumped up about it but in the aftermath my head knows all they did was hurt their draft stock. But I can’t root for them to lose and will be cheering for a win on Sunday and think they may get past Seattle with no Wilson but ugly Ben will show up when the good teams show up and we’ll be reminded all over again.