Patriots Benefit from Weak Schedule

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    Patriots Benefit from Weak Schedule

    http://bostonherald.com/sports/patriots_nfl/new_england_patriots/2013/11/patriots_progressing_with_help_of_weak_schedule

    not gonna complain, as long as we win our division.

     
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    Yeah, I read that, too.  We'll be fine.  Everone in the league is beatable.  We get Talib back and our new D Linemen continue to get in better game shape and we'll be fine.

     
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         Really? I'm getting tired of hearing about how the AFC East is a "weak" division. The Jets are 5-4, with wins over quality teams, such as the Pats and Saints. Miami is 4-4, with wins over Indianapolis, Cleveland, and Cincinnati. The injury riddled Pats have beaten the Saints, 'Fins, and Jets. Buffalo has been a tough match-up all season, even though they have a losing record...and should have beaten the undefeated Chiefs last week. 

         Has the author of this bogus article checked out the other divisions? How strong is the AFC South, with the exception of the Colts? The NFC North has the Bengals and the Browns atop that division...as the Buzzards and Steelers are crashing and burning. The NFC East is a total joke. The NFC North is basically a division of three .500 teams, and one terrible team (Vikings). As stated above, the NFC South leader, the Saints, were beaten by both the Pats and Jets. Both Tampa and Atlanta suck...though Carolina is a tough, up and coming team.

         In short, only the AFC West and NFC West can boast of being better divisions than the AFC East. That said, the next three Patriots' games, @ Carolina, at home vs. the Horseface, and @ Houston, will tell us much about our Boys in Blue. If the Pats can win two out of three of those games, with one of those wins coming over Denver, then the Pats must be considered as a serious SB contender.  

     

     
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    Re: Patriots Benefit from Weak Schedule

    Throw out a couple of teams from the top and a couple from the bottom and everyone else is pretty much even. There are no weak or tough schedules anymore.

     
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    Re: Patriots Benefit from Weak Schedule

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    http://bostonherald.com/sports/patriots_nfl/new_england_patriots/2013/11/patriots_progressing_with_help_of_weak_schedule

    not gonna complain, as long as we win our division.

     

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         Really? I'm getting tired of hearing about how the AFC East is a "weak" division. The Jets are 5-4, with wins over quality teams, such as the Pats and Saints. Miami is 4-4, with wins over Indianapolis, Cleveland, and Cincinnati. The injury riddled Pats have beaten the Saints, 'Fins, and Jets. Buffalo has been a tough match-up all season, even though they have a losing record...and should have beaten the undefeated Chiefs last week. 

     

         Has the author of this bogus article checked out the other divisions? How strong is the AFC South, with the exception of the Colts? The NFC North has the Bengals and the Browns atop that division...as the Buzzards and Steelers are crashing and burning. The NFC East is a total joke. The NFC North is basically a division of three .500 teams, and one terrible team (Vikings). As stated above, the NFC South leader, the Saints, were beaten by both the Pats and Jets. Both Tampa and Atlanta suck...though Carolina is a tough, up and coming team.

         In short, only the AFC West and NFC West can boast of being better divisions than the AFC East. That said, the next three Patriots' games, @ Carolina, at home vs. the Horseface, and @ Houston, will tell us much about our Boys in Blue. If the Pats can win two out of three of those games, with one of those wins coming over Denver, then the Pats must be considered as a serious SB contender.  

     

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    The AFC East is actually looking pretty good this year, with a 13-10 record against other divisions. The Jets at 5-4 have the sixth best record in the AFC. The Dolphins at 4-4 are above average for a third-place team and the Bills at 3-5 have a better record than most last-place teams in other divisions. 

    The AFC North is actually still a good division . . . it's just that it's now the Bengals who are the tough team.  The NFC South is let by the 6-2 Saints, followed by a scrappy and rising Panthers team.  And the two teams the Pats face from the remaining AFC divisions are the Broncos (clearly a good team) and the Texans who haven't played well, but still can be dangerous. 

     

     

     
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    Re: Patriots Benefit from Weak Schedule

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    Throw out a couple of teams from the top and a couple from the bottom and everyone else is pretty much even. There are no weak or tough schedules anymore.

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    Not only is there a lot of parity, teams are in constant flux so you can't say a team that was bad three weeks ago is still bad today.  And then some teams match up with you better than others, so there's no real way to just look at records and say this is a tough match up for us and this is an easy one.  Sometimes it all depends on how your strengths and weaknesses match up against those of the team you're facing.  Another team may find that same team either harder or easier as an opponent depending on their own strengths and weaknesses. 


    In the end, you are what your record says you are. No more, no less. 

     

     

     
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    Re: Patriots Benefit from Weak Schedule

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    Yeah, I read that, too.  We'll be fine.  Everone in the league is beatable.  We get Talib back and our new D Linemen continue to get in better game shape and we'll be fine.

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    always have benefited

     
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    Re: Patriots Benefit from Weak Schedule

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    Yeah, I read that, too.  We'll be fine.  Everone in the league is beatable.  We get Talib back and our new D Linemen continue to get in better game shape and we'll be fine.



     

    always have benefited

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    Your jealousy is a delight.

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    TEARS!

     
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    Re: Patriots Benefit from Weak Schedule

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    Yeah, I read that, too.  We'll be fine.  Everone in the league is beatable.  We get Talib back and our new D Linemen continue to get in better game shape and we'll be fine.

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    always have benefited

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    2-6 in the weakest dvision in football that's all that needs to be said about your team.

     
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    Re: Patriots Benefit from Weak Schedule

    And yet, if NE beats Denver and Carolina, (given the spread after that) they could wind up with homefield with a small slide by KC.

    Then: who cares what anyone says? 

    They would have taken care of business when they needed to.

    NE HAS to be locked in coming out of the break. 

     

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