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....Answer me this.... If the Pats had a top defense and played the Seahawks in the SB, do you think they had the offense to beat the Seahawks? Oh Hell no.
If they had a defense as good as Seattle's? Yes, they absolutely could beat them. Seattle's offense is average, Pats offense is top 10.
I think it depends on who was playing in the Pats offense. The group they had against the Broncos in the playoffs might not beat Seattle. We've seen for several years now that this offense is very different with Gronk and without. The Pats do need to do something to be less dependent on one (unfortunately unreliable) player.
No, the group that played the Broncos in the playoffs could never beat the Seahawks, wouldn't stand a chance. Yes, Gronk is a difference maker but he wasn't there. Who knows if this guy can play a full season anymore. My thoughts are no. Unfortunately.