Re: This weekend feels like a playoff game.
posted at 12/19/2013 10:56 AM EST
In response to zbellino's comment:
In response to WazzuWheatfarmer's comment:
I normally don't get too jacked up for the regular season games. I like them and enjoy them, but normally don't get too excited until the playoffs roll around. This week feels different. The loss lsat week stung me more that a regular season loss normally does. Probably because I felt like we really gave one away there in a pretty important game. Consequently, this weekend's game at Baltimore feels especially big to me. Win and we're looking pretty good to lock up a bye, lose and we could be possibly be facing a "must win" next week to even get into the playoffs. We really don't want to go there. I'm pretty nervous about this one. Baltimore is heating up, playing tough and physical, and that is a tough place to play. NE definitely hasn't been playing its best football the past few weeks. I'm hopeful that we figure out a way to win, but don't feel very confident. How is everyone else feeling about this one?
It isn't really, but it would be terrible to squander the Bengal loss.
Plus you can always hope Denver cr@p$ their pants again?
Lastly, NE has bad blood with Baltimore to boot.
It should be worth the price of admission. If NE can pull of a road game in December against a revived Baltimore team fighting for the playoffs, I don't see why they can't pull together a run at the title with homefield -- even if it is an unlikely run that will essentially be a marathon test of whether Brady can carry the team for three games.
Nice bumpjob... but the reality is it is more like a superbowl since Ravens won the Lombardi last year and the Pattriots Coaching staff needs that sense of urgency to open up their limited stale offense and figure out how to win this game.
there is a 'next week' but with a loss next week looks like a sad story.