If you are like me, you cannot wait for the NFL playoffs to start.
It's a rite of passage.
It's a reason to celebrate seasons.
It's a chance to watch the best of the best compete for the right to go to the Super Bowl.
Most of all, it's a chance to see your favorite teams play further into the new year.
Then, when you reach that pinnacle of having everything in place, the team you root for falls apart. Not just a loss, but one giant blunder that people will talk about for years to come.
It's the kind of loss that could send a team into a tailspin, where the only recovery imaginable is to have Maverick hold the throttle and ask Goose for help (a Top Gun reference, if you weren't sure).
Those kinds of games you and your team want to see end as quickly as they started so the pain can begin and the healing can come soon thereafter.
These seven games were brutal to watch if your team was on the losing end. But think how those players must have felt knowing they were making history while falling apart.