By Merrill Reese: In theory, each game stands alone.  Each week presents a new opportunity to rectify problems and get back on track.

Losing, like winning, affects a team’s psyche.  Take the cases of Jeremy Maclin and Jason Avant.  Maclin’s a premier receiver and Avant is one of the best slot guys in the NFL but both have made critical mistakes during this four game dive.

I think they’re pressing, trying too hard to change things.  These are players that can make a difference just by playing within themselves.

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