For all you Chicken Littles out there I want to point you to several facts of the last four years: On December 1, 2005, Pittsburgh were 8-4 coming off back to back loss including a 26-7 loss to Indy. On December 10, 2006, the Colts finished a streak losing 3 out of 4 games including a 44-10 loss to Jacksonville and went on to have statistically the worst run defense in NFL history. On December 1, 2007, the Giants were 6-5 coming off a 41-17 loss to the Vikes. On December 1, 2008, the Cards were 7-5 and coming off a 48-20 loss to the Eagles. What do all these teams have in common other than not looking like strong Super Bowl contenders entering December? They all won the Super Bowl (except the Card who came close to winning the Super Bowl, but lost it in the final two minutes of the game) in the years listed eventhough all were expected to either not make the playoffs at all or be one and done once the playoffs started. Now this doesn't mean the Pats will win the Super Bowl, but it definitely means that the people writing them off too prematurely. Barring a total collapse the Pats will win the AFC East. Once the Pats get into the playoffs, anything can happen.