Throughout the NFL playoffs, we at FOX had a little fun with teams ending their seasons a week earlier than they’d like. Called Loser Island, it was good for a chuckle every time a new team hit the beach.But there was an undeniable darker side to the NFC half of the postseason bracket, not unlike a horror movie — complete with the requisite sequels and let’s-hide-behind-the-chainsaws choices. As the Seahawks inexplicably opted for a game-losing interception over a game-winning 1-yard run in Sunday’s Super Bowl, one revelation was startling enough to make anyone’s blood run cold: This year’s attrition of the NFC’s best teams has been a lot like the “Final Destination” movies — both grim and repetitive.Let’s go to the plot summaries …The “Final Destination” trailer sums things up best: “You may get another chance at life. But you can’t cheat death.”As with the dim-witted teens in the movie — and all of its subsequent iterations — the Lions and then the Cowboys and then the Packers and then the Seahawks escaped Playoff Death in the most improbable way only to have fate dispense a more torturous ending a few days later. Gut-wrenching endings became a contagion spread from… Read full this story
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