Re: AFC East
posted at 8/28/2013 1:29 PM EDT
In response to russgriswold's comment:
In response to wozzy's comment:
Garbage, there are no easy games, no easy divisions, the best team can come from any division. The NFL has tried to create parity and they have succeeded.
Would agree. It;s why the Rams swept the 49ers last year and the media ignored it. Or, I believe the Rams tied them in one of the games where Kaepernick looked like Tebow. LOL
Anyway, division games are always close, regardless of the quality of the clubs.
This whole debate of division superiority is far less a factor now than it was in the pre cap era.
I would add to these facts that the familiarity of division opponents causes a lot of specific gameplanning that keeps most games close. Of course a terrible QB can lose games , but the flip side is guys like henne, Kolb, Fitzpatrick, Sanchez, tannehill, etc . have all made plays and had big games against patriots and beat them on occasion.
overconfidence is a terrible pitfall that like you guys said the media is all too eager to puff up for the dramatic fall.
Hopefully, and this is one of BBs best attributes IMO... Keeping the team grounded enough to go out and beat these division teams consistently. Doesn't mean it's automatic tho. In some ways it just keeps getting tougher, not easier.