Re: Myth: AFC East is a weak division.
posted at 1/1/2014 11:17 PM EST
In response to 42AND46's comment:
In response to TampaPete's comment:
We all know the trite and hackneyed criticisms aimed at Bill Belichick and the Patriots when the haters try to minimize their achievements. One of the most common is that the Patriots play in a "perennially weak" division. So I did the math. Not only did the AFC East have the third most wins (34) this year, but it has accumulated the most victories (403) in the 12 years since the divisions were realigned. In other words, the AFC EAST has been the STRONGEST division over the last 12 years.
Every divisional game is a wash accounting for a win and a loss, so what makes the difference are games outside of the division. The AFC East wins more games out of their division than any other.
not even gonna bother and waste time with contextless numbers and selective stats that try to twist and even rationalize what anyone with eyes and a minimum of football knowledge can see: the AFC EASY has been mediocre to poor and basically an annual cakewalk for the Pats for over a decade now...the Bills Fins and Jets have raised the bar on sustained ineptitude and even when one is shock of shocks actually good the other two still s**k...and the QBs those three teams have fielded forever would make a college coach blush...Pats have a built in advantage every year and take advantage of it. Good for them but don't act like it isn't there.
Says the guy who team plays in probably the worst div in football. They way you speak, it's like your a current NFC West fan. But no, your team plays in the putrid div that is the NFC East. Obviously just mad that your team is too "inept", to take advantage of how bad it is this year. And it has been awful for years and years.
When is the last time it produced a great team? Sure the Pats dominate the div. We prove our greatness every single year. We don't just get lucky once, twice and completely fall off the football landscape, like
... the giants.
How f'd up of a team do you have to have in order to take the "circus" title away from the jets. Or share that title.
Well that's exactly what you've become. A joke.
It must absolutely suk to have to defend our titles time after time. Or the fact that you have an uglier joe flacco playing QB throwing 20+ picks year after year. Turning the ball over game after game. Constantly defending the fact that you got hot and lucky.
I can only speak for myself, but I'm more than fine about what this franchise has accomplished. Actually I'm proud. Every single year we're contenders. Not just to make the playoffs, but win the whole thing. We win no matter what! Our star QB goes down? No problem. We're still in it until the very end and win 10+ games. We get hit with tons of injuries to key players game after game? No problem. Playoffs, 10+ games ... again! Lose Gronk for more than half the year? No problem. Lose our other star TE to a murder scandal? BB eats scandals for breakfast. First round bye ... again.
I can see why you stalk this forum. Giants suk and are being compared to the jets. I get it.