Pats Face Physical Challenges On Road to SB

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         With the Jets beating the Colts, the Patriots will have to beat both them, and, likely, the Baltimore Ravens, in order to punch their tickets to Dallas. Both teams are tough, physical teams, who can run the ball well. That's bad news for the Patriots, a team with a very mediocre, depleted DL. Make no mistake...the Pats must shut down the running games of both these teams, if they are to win.
     
         Mike Wright will be missed. But, Vince Wilfolk has been outstanding all season, and, particularly, of late. Free agent find Eric Moore has been a revelation since the Pats hired him off the street. But, Gerard Warren's play has been a concern. Brandon Deaderick is back to add depth, as is Myron Pryor. The return of previously suspended ILB, Brandon Spikes, should also help sturdy the middle of the Pats' DL. 

         Look for both Warren and Moore to be tested, time and again, by the Jets. Success on the ground will lead to success through the air, via play action passes.      
     
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    I don't see a problem, we spanked the jests already, and the balty offense suckks, and their defense can't close out the game becasue they are aging, if they get worn down with the run, TB will eat them alive. I don't see balty beating KC today
     
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         With the Jets beating the Colts, the Patriots will have to beat both them, and, likely, the Baltimore Ravens, in order to punch their tickets to Dallas. Both teams are tough, physical teams, who can run the ball well. That's bad news for the Patriots, a team with a very mediocre, depleted DL. Make no mistake...the Pats must shut down the running games of both these teams, if they are to win.        Mike Wright will be missed. But, Vince Wilfolk has been outstanding all season, and, particularly, of late. Free agent find Eric Moore has been a revelation since the Pats hired him off the street. But, Gerard Warren's play has been a concern. Brandon Deaderick is back to add depth, as is Myron Pryor. The return of previously suspended ILB, Brandon Spikes, should also help sturdy the middle of the Pats' DL.       Look for both Warren and Moore to be tested, time and again, by the Jets. Success on the ground will lead to success through the air, via play action passes.      
    Posted by TexasPat3


    First of all the Patriots run defense will shu tthe Jets down, and now with SPikes comming back fresh will add pressure to Sanchez. Sanchez is obviously having problems throwing to his receivers, and if the Jets play the Patriots like they did the Colts last night they will be killed.
    Patriots are scoring 30 plus points a game and forcing turnovers, one key factor you didnt put in was this, the Patriots ar eyoung, fresh and hungry, and T Brady has 5 targets with 2 running backs that are getting the job done. They are better equiped this year than any other time they went to the Super Bowl, now only time will tell.
     
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    Jets really are not that physical with us as people make it to be. The hate is there between the teams but its nothing more than just talking in between plays. 

    The Jets are a finesse team that claim they are physical. The Pats are a team this year that can get knocked around and still win a game. The Jets are that team if given chances and Belichick wont.

    Its not going to be close, Its not going to be a long drawn out physical game, its going to be quick and very enjoyable for Pats fans. 
     
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         With the Jets beating the Colts, the Patriots will have to beat both them, and, likely, the Baltimore Ravens, in order to punch their tickets to Dallas. Both teams are tough, physical teams, who can run the ball well. That's bad news for the Patriots, a team with a very mediocre, depleted DL. Make no mistake...the Pats must shut down the running games of both these teams, if they are to win.        Mike Wright will be missed. But, Vince Wilfolk has been outstanding all season, and, particularly, of late. Free agent find Eric Moore has been a revelation since the Pats hired him off the street. But, Gerard Warren's play has been a concern. Brandon Deaderick is back to add depth, as is Myron Pryor. The return of previously suspended ILB, Brandon Spikes, should also help sturdy the middle of the Pats' DL.       Look for both Warren and Moore to be tested, time and again, by the Jets. Success on the ground will lead to success through the air, via play action passes.      
    Posted by TexasPat3


    The Jets ran the ball for 169 yards against the Colts, but the Pats ran also ran the ball for 168 yards against the Colts...so that's an indictment against the Colts, a front 7 built on speed, not strength.

    Of course, five weeks ago, the Jets ran the ball for 152 yards against New England's depleted, very mediocre line--without Mike Wright--and lost 45-3.

    The fact is that the Jets cannot win this game being one-dimensional. They are not going to go on 10-minute marches against the beef of Wilfork, Warren, Spikes, Mayo & Co. without a consistent, effective threat through the air. That consistency will have to come from Sanchez, who will be throwing the ball in the elements, not in the climate controlled dome in which he failed to excel last night. Slants and checkdowns won't do it. He will have to establish that he can throw the ball downfield, in the wind and snow, to move the Pats out of the box. He's just not accurate enough to do that.

    The only way the Patriots lose this game is if they, uncharacteristically, turn the ball over on multiple occassions--which, by the way, is the only way they have lost any games this year. Hold on to the ball, execute in the red zone, and they win this game handily.

    Before the December game with the Jets, all the national pundits were carrying on about how the Jets are more talented at almost every position except QB. They still haven't learned that that doesn't mean squat; if talent alone won Lombardis, the Chargers would have a handful. Winning big games requires leadership, execution and balance...and the Pats are head-and-shoulders above the Jets on all accounts.

     
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    No doubt the Pats will have to get physical to win a ring this year.  This team totally has the ability to do that!  Guys like Spikes, Cunningham, McCourty, G. Warren, Chung, etc. bring a nasty look to our Def. that we were lacking last year.  Everyone looks at Pitt/Balt/NYJ as the "tough, physical teams" but I would put NE right up there with anyone in this department.  The edge the Pats have is they can blend tough play with great coaching and schemes.  No doubt that the road to the Super Bowl will be a battle, but keep your hopes high because these Pats have a great shot to get there.  Having Brady and BB on our side doesn't hurt either.
     
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    Tex, you're right if we let them stick around. I think if the offense can get up quick it'll force these guys to throw which is what we want.
     
    RESPONSE: You've nailed it, Sam. The Colts lost yesterday because they let the Jets "hang around". If the Pats can jump out to an early lead, they can get the Goblins out of that "ground and pound" offense...and pressure Sanchez to beat them.

    I can't say Sanchez is Jekyl and Hyde because that would indicate he's 50/50 and I'm not sure we won't be hosting the Steelers but if the Pats just relax and play their game and execute I'm not worried.

    RESPONSE: Don't expect the same Jets teams that rolled over and stunk up the joint the last time they were in town. Let that Seattle game serve as a warning to the Pats and us fans that, unless the Pats bring their "A" game, that they could be embarrassed at home. Rex would like nothing better.   

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    They'll be playing Pittsburgh, not Baltimore. Check Pittsburgh's record at home vs. the Ravens. Actually anywhere, but especially at Heinz. That's assuming of course, KC rolls over at home today. You did watch the Seattle game yesterday right?
     
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    "Road to SB".....????

    Last time I checked all roads lead to New England buddy. Lets see the Colts running game is no were near as good as ours, we have twice the offensive weapons that are two times better and our QB is the best of all time. Our defense has stopped some of the better run teams this year and our secondary will destroy the Jets receivers if Sanchez hangs them out to dry again next week or he will be picked 3-5 times. Our special teams is just as good if not more versatile than the Jets. Finally our coach will have the team prepared, this team can do what it takes to win, with bad weather this game is not contest.

    As for the Steelers, well again this road is coming home to Foxboro were we own the Steelers. No problems there.
     
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    I agree.

    The reality of it is that whoever wins the AFC will definitely earn it.
    All the remaining teams are horses, no pun towards the Colts  :P


    I haven't watched the Chiefs at all this year and I have to say I'm impressed with their defense.
     
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    I agree. The reality of it is that whoever wins the AFC will definitely earn it. All the remaining teams are horses, no pun towards the Colts  :P I haven't watched the Chiefs at all this year and I have to say I'm impressed with their defense.
    Posted by u240robert

    they beat 2 or 3 teams above .500, only 2 teams they played went to the playoffs (Colts and Seahawks-lmao), played 4 games against the NFC west and then got blown out in their last game at home against the Raiders. Their defense just isn't that good.
     
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    "Road to SB".....???? Last time I checked all roads lead to New England buddy. Lets see the Colts running game is no were near as good as ours, we have twice the offensive weapons that are two times better and our QB is the best of all time. Our defense has stopped some of the better run teams this year and our secondary will destroy the Jets receivers if Sanchez hangs them out to dry again next week or he will be picked 3-5 times. Our special teams is just as good if not more versatile than the Jets. Finally our coach will have the team prepared, this team can do what it takes to win, with bad weather this game is not contest. As for the Steelers, well again this road is coming home to Foxboro were we own the Steelers. No problems there.
    Posted by freediro


    Exactly!

    The title of this thread should have been,

    "Jets, Ravens, Chiefs and Steelers Face Physical Challenges On Road to SB."

     
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    They'll be playing Pittsburgh, not Baltimore. Check Pittsburgh's record at home vs. the Ravens. Actually anywhere, but especially at Heinz. That's assuming of course, KC rolls over at home today. You did watch the Seattle game yesterday right?
    Posted by Muzwell


         Interesting that the AFC semi-finals will be inter-divisional match-ups between the Jets and Pats, and the Buzzards and Goths...err...you did watch the Ravens/Chiefs today??

         The pretenders are gone...the iron remains. I like the Pats' chances. 
     
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    Ok all 3 remaining AFC teams Jets, Ravens & Steelers can beat the Patriots as they all have a defense that can keep the score low and thus if the score is low then the Pats defense gets exposed as they are built to play with large leads and thus make the other offense 1 dimensional. Assuming they get by the Jets they will have their work cut out with the Steelers or Ravens this time around. They would prefer the Steelers but be careful what you wish for as lets say the Steelers have both DE's Aaron Smith & Brett Keisel healthy this game and thus that will take away any hope of a running game and thus the onus will be on Tom to throw every down and the pass protection must be perfect again as it was back in November. Then on the other side of the ball lets say Hines Ward plays 4 quarters as opposed to 1 and now we got a huge problem not only with Mike Wallace who scorched them the last time but also now Hines Ward who won't drop those easy passes as his replacement Emanuel Saunders did the last time around. So yes just getting out of the AFC is going to be a dog fight as 14-2 means nothing now.
     
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