Re: A ton of adversity this season. Will it make the Pats better when it counts?
posted at 11/19/2013 4:55 PM EST
In response to pezz4pats' comment:
In response to WazzuWheatfarmer's comment:
Ok. Last night's game was tough. No doubt. I didn't like the officials picking that flag up any more than the rest of you, but what's done is done. NE really missed on a lot of other opportunities throughout that game that could have changed the outcome. We're 7-3, leading the division. Not too shabby. We have on of the elite teams in the NFL coming to our place next Sunday night, and it will surely be a tough game to win. I'm not saying we won't win, as I think NE will deliver a stronger performance next Sunday night than they did last night, but it will be tough. I feel like this NE team is faced with more adveristy at this point in the season that they have been in years past, and I really believe that they will get stronger and better as a team down the stretch because of it. I'm anxious to see how they respond next Sunday night against Denver to a gutting loss last night off of a bye. I don't even think we necessarily have to win next week, but a strong showing with a lot less mental mistakes and stupid miscues would be a huge step in the right direction. As the saying goes, the real season starts after Thanksgiving. I hope that this team is ready to play their best football at that point, and I think they will. Go Pats!
Every team undergoes adversity. It's the nature of the beast.
Talent is an issue.
Pats D, last 3 weeks dead last in 3rd down conversion %, 72 % last night, 52 % on average. Allowing scoring on nearly 60% of drives. Can't get off the field, robbing the O of valuable possessions. Giving up game ending drives, sound familiar?
Those are ridiculous #'s.
I understand the injury situation (not blind), however this has been a problem with this team for years and injuries aside, teams with this poor a D don't win SB's.
Never have and never will. That's just the truth.
I agree that if our defense keeps giving up 3rd downs at this rate, then our stay in the playoffs will be short-lived. Remember, though, there are still 6 games left of the regular season. That is an eternity in the NFL. Improvement can be made, and I'm betting we will see that.