Not just for the Bengals game but the whole tournament culminating in a Superbowl title.
Ryan was asked what he thought about being considered a long shot going into the post season, he replied:
"I wasn't aware of that, but to me we should be favorites."
He was then asked to clarify this response, did he mean favourites this week or for the whole dance?
"I mean in the whole tournament ... I think we have the best defense. I know we do. I think we have the best rushing attack."
While I can see the logic, a favourite for the whole tournament won't have a pass attack that is one of the worst in the league. We run the ball well and we play defence, but if we get down big, it's going to be exceedingly hard to get back into the game. I don't think we should be considered too much of a long shot, but I also don't think we should be considered the favourites, although we have the talent on this team to beat any other team on any given day, consistency has been a problem.
Like Rex said earlier in the season, if he doesn't believe in his own guys, then who will?