Re: Patriots @ Saints REPORT CARD
posted at 12/1/2009 5:31 PM EST
In Response to Re: Patriots @ Saints REPORT CARD
Let's all take a deep breath here and think back about 4-5 weeks ago when we were looking at the upcoming schedule. We knew the Pats were going to have tough games against Indy and New Orleans. I, along with many other posters, were stating that if the Pats won the next 3 out of 5, they would be in good shape. Right now, they are 2-2, going into Miami for another tough game. Let's not fall into the trap of throwing the whole team and coaching staff under the bus. A loss is a loss, no matter the score. Did they stink up the joint last night, absolutely. But, it happens. Playoffs are the second season. Let's win out in the division and move on. Stay strong, people.
Posted by southernpat
The Pats haven't beaten a truly good team since 2007.
This season, they're winless on the road (beating 1-10 TB at a neutral site doesn't count).
Now that they lost, last night, the Pats are behind Cincy and SD for the #2 seed. If they lose at Miami, the #3 seed is in jepordy. How important is the 3-spot? Let's put it this way: Pittsburgh will likely run the table and finish 11-5. Since they are 3 games behind Cincy, they will settle for the #5 seeded Wild Card. That means they'll play the #4 seed. I don't think the Steelers are a good match for the Pats, even in Foxboro.
Since the Pats won't get either top 2 seeds, they'll likely have to beat TWO tough teams on the road.
But, I agree. I need to take a deep breath and put my faith in a team that can neither stop great QBs nor beat good teams on the road.
Other than that Mrs. Lincoln, did you enjoy the play?