Re: What are NE's chances vs. Indy?
posted at 11/9/2009 12:31 PM EST
In Response to Re: What are NE's chances vs. Indy?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: What are NE's chances vs. Indy? :
I am not going to show a lot of bravado here this week, because the colts have really not played well the last couple of weeks and were fortunate to win against Houston.
BUT the reasoning above ( IN RED ) is asinine. I have read this week after week after week and am still stunned by it. Regardless of whether or not its true (its not really) What difference does it make?
Lets see -
Miami - both played, both won. Pats at home/Indy on the road
Tennessee - both played, both won. Pats at home/Indy on the road
Atlanta - are they better than Arizona - Not in my book.
NYJ - better than Jacksonville - Not in my book.
Tampa - better than St. Louis - Not in my book.
Baltimore - better than San Fran - maybe, but if so, not by much.
Buffalo - better than Seattle - they both stink in my book.
Denver - better than Houston - probably.
So, if you've played better talent, its marginally better, AND the pats have lost 2 games to the colts 0. If you want to find reasons why the pats will beat the colts, so be it. But comparing schedules to date is not one of them.
Posted by underdogg[/QUOTE]
That is one of the dumbest, one-sided comparisons i've ever seen.
How on earth can you seriously say Jacksonville is better than NYJ? I hate the Jets, but they are a better team than the crappy Jags. Jags are -41 in Points Scored and Points allowed, while the Jests are +43. Jests have allowed 64 fewer points over the same 8-game span as the Jags and have scored 20 more points as well.
The Miami game - Colts defense was getting run all over all night long! Patriots bottled up the Wildcat quite well compared to most teams this year, when the 'Fins even deployed their new wrinkle this weekend. We still have to play them in Miami, so we'll se how we do down there.
Tennessee game - Colts put up 31 in basically ideal conditions, Pats put up 59 in a snowstorm.
Atlanta and Arizona are basically equivalents, neither has an edge on the other.
Tampa is better than St. Louis; St. Louis is absolutely dreadful and Tampa just beat Green Bay. Tampa has played better in losing efforts than St. Louis has. Tampa is -97 in Points Scored and Points allowed, while StL. is -144. StL has 8 total TD's, Tampa has 18.
Baltimore is better than San Fran - Look at the QB play for one, Flacco is much better than Hill or Smith. The defense in Baltimore is better, so is the running game.
Buffalo and Seattle are equally as bad as each other; they're both pathetic and dreadful.
Denver "probably" better than Houston? As bad as I hate to say it, Denver is a much better team overall than Houston. Houston is better than they have been, but I still think Denver is better overall (offense, defense, special teams). Indy has to play them later I do believe, so they'll find out for themselves how well-prepared McDaniels gets that team.
Does any of it matter for the Pats-Colts game sunday? No. But for the sake of argument, yes N.E. has played a tougher slate of opponents.
I do believe New England has a good chance in the game Sunday due to how the team has seemed to improve each week. Both teams are going to bring their A-game to this one and will be as prepared as possible as well. I think it will be a 1-possession game when it's over.