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Yep the Cards were 1-0. that is splitting hairs.
Look if you want to believe the pats are better, you have every right. They may very well be, but I am not going to get deep in the weeds of analyzing it, because I really don't care all that much.
I just thought part of Ricky's argument was thin. Even with your follow up response, I still do.
The Patriots lost to the Cardinals on a missed FG.
They lost to the Ravens on the road, and while they still had Ray Lewis, Ed Reed, Ngata, etc... and let's not forget the Ravens were playing with emotion in that game... it was following the death of Torrey Smith's brother. Another thing to not forget is that Hernandez wasn't playing.
They lost to Seattle in Washington. Given how that team has played all year, particularly at Quest Field, that's hardly surprising.
Then they lost to a tough San Francisco team while missing Gronk.
I think there's little doubt that the Patriots are more battle-tested and are the superior team. The Broncos had the weakest strength of schedule this season.
You lose. They NEVER should have been in any situation to lose vs the Cardinals. No how, no way, never! That's embarrassing, missed FG or not. They were outplayed at home, for God's sake, while healthy. No excuses.
Ravens game? Nice try with your excuse. Fact is the Pats BLEW a double digit 4th Qtr lead (their first of several this season, BTW). The Ravens were the better team; you even admit it. It's a shame that they fell of due to their injuries. The emotion surrounding Smith? I guess that was a HUGE secret the Pats never heard about. Scored a couple of TD's too. Poor coaching by the Pats? Lousy pre-game prep? Would have been interesting to see what would have happened in any Round II in the playofs, if they met up.
Seattle? Another 4th Qtr "come from in front" effort, to a ROOKIE QB, no less. Don't care if they play this on Mars. Early in the season, rookie QB learning the ropes..... It was just about as embarrassing as the Cardinals debacle. Last minute deep TD toss
The Niners? They did to the Pats what the Pats did to the Texans the game before, injuries or not. Funny how you're not claiming "pure luck" in games the Pats won (memory refresher: jags, Bills, Fins, Bills, etc). Can't believe you actually feel that injuries made the Pats lucky to have won those games. But, I see your logic. Lost due to injuries, win only via luck. Brilliant!
Are you a Patriots fan? You seem rather miserable considering we won 12 games this season and have the #2 seed.
In all the games the Pats lost this season, they were right there and should have won.