Re: How Good Are Our Pats??
posted at 11/18/2011 2:46 PM EST
In Response to Re: How Good Are Our Pats??
[QUOTE]Tex, They beat San Diego early on, they beat the Jets twice and Dallas, they went into the Buffalo game totally underestimating them, they gave the Giants game away and as bobby mentioned despite playing the worst game in two years they didn't lose by much to Pittsburgh. The D show'd serious life last week but that isn't going to be enough for me to forget the Giants/Pittsburgh games yet. I'd say the next two weeks are big for this team to try and establish themselves as the leader in the AFC. These two teams coming up are perfect challenge to which they should win decisively to send that message that they're back. I'm also concerned with the coaching and game planning. When they hit on a good approach they play well and look good. The problem is when they miss on it a little. BB used to be the best coach in football with adjusting to what's happening to them. Now....it seems like they stick to what they went in with despite result. When OB get's in trouble my impression is he tries to throw himself out of it. Bottom line, stay balanced on O and bring the house on D and maybe you can keep it close with Green Bay!
Posted by Sam-Adams[/QUOTE]
The good news, Sam, is that the better teams are in the NFC. The teams the Pats will likely have to deal with are the Steelers, the erratic Ravens, the Matt Schaub-less Texans, and the Raiders. The Bills, Jets, Chargers, Broncos, and Bengals will likely battle for the final wildcard spot.
Of these teams, the Steelers, Raiders, Texans and Ravens concern me the most. The Patriots don't seem to match up well with the Ravens.
The Raiders are being ridiculed by most for the Carson Palmer trade. But, with him, they're a very dangerous team. He has the talent to get the ball to his speedy young WRs, who can stretch the field. This makes their already very good running game even better. They also have a solid front 7, and a great kicking game.
The Texans, even without Schaub, have a strong running game, and good defense.
I would love to see the Pats gets a re-match with the Steelers.
Let's get to the SB...and worry about GB then. Wouldn't it be ironic if the Pats were to face an unbeaten Packers' team...going for a perfect season??