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A look ahead...Can the Patriots win the division by end of week 10?

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  1. PATRIOTSFANINPA

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    I believe the NFL record for earliest division winners is the third week of November or by the end of week 11 set by the 1985 Bears and 1997 49ers.

    Will the Patriots win the division and clinch a berth by the end of week 10 and break the NFL record? - I think it can happen and why...

    Buffalo - A rookie QB for the next few weeks and a defense all season which looks like second stringers - Will be lucky to win 2 games all year

    New York Jets - Pennington and Clemens may be battling weekly for the QB position which is never a good thing and the defensive secondary is getting burned weekly thus far - Probably a 7 game winner

    Miami - Green appears to have lost his accuracy and looks old,Jason Taylor at this point this year is nothing special and Zach is not what he used to be much like our Bruschi is now,The defense which was once the strength of this team is not doing the job and the offense with the exception of Brown sucks royally - Probably 6 or 7 wins at best

    So by the end of week 10 assuming New England wins all of thier division matches by then and there are no major injuries,the division should look something like this....

    New England 9-1
    New York Jets 3-7
    Miami 3-7
    Buffalo 1-9

    Which could make New England the division winner by Thanksgiving..Possible? - I think so
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    All this would do is prove, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that your Division sucks. No big deal, but it sucks. Well, I guess the big deal is that once again, the Pats are experiencing something the Colts did in the past. And when our Division sucked, Pats fans made sure to let us know about it. So, now that the shoe is on the other foot, could you please spin it for me?
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    With no offense intended at our division rivals, I have moved all of my concerns to the acquisition of home-field advantage and the overall top seed in the AFC playoffs. Barring injury to you know who the division is basically locked up now.
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    Theres no doubt the division is all but done barring any injury to Brady which is the ONLY player whose injury could change the division but the earlier the better as we rest our players as soon as possible once we get ahold of HFA possibilities.
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    It sure would be nice not having to travel anywhere for the playoffs.
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    I don't think you'll find much disagreement here on this notion.
    You seem awfully angry about something, but I can't imagine what it may be. Why does it upset you so much that the AFCE sucks this year..?
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    There is no way in Gods green earth the Pats will be 9 and 1, or that the Jets will be 3 and 7 by week 10.
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    Well lets see, I dont think Buff and Miami will win many games so lets look at the jets. They are 1 and 2 and they face:

    Buff :Jets win
    Giants: Jets win
    Philly: Jets lose (though this could go either way)
    Cinci: Jets lose
    Buff: Jets win
    Wash: Jets lose (also could go either way)
    Pitt: Jets lose

    That leaves them at 4 and 6 (or even 5 and 5) in 10 games. I dont think the pats will break the record.
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    The Patriots record is going to be what its going to be at week 10. Judging by the way they have been playing this year I would expect 9-1 to be a distinct possibility (the homer in me says 10-0).

    Since thats the case, it will only depend on the putridity of the division to ensure the Patriots an early clincher. If division foes were better than .500 (perhaps 6-4) at that point, the division would not happen so early.

    To clinch the division that early you really need a perfect storm of one great team in a division of Sillynannies. CAN it happen? Absolutely. WILL it happen? Probably not.
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    I think the Giants should be able to beat the Jets,The Giants are a better team overall and its possible that the 1 victory Buffalo gets could be against the Jets in Buffalo so you never know.
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    What a sad soul you must be to watch other teams forums so closely. What's the matter, been banned from you own teams forum. Sad Sad Person !!
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    That's pretty good spin, but you can do better. Work on it and get back to me.
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    Oh really? The pats have gone 14 - 2 with lesser talent. This is by far the most talented team Bill has ever had. You think its a huge stretch the pats could go nine and one?
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    Its funny how threatened colts fans are by how good the pats are. Who cares about the division? The pats have the third toughest schedule in the NFL according to the initial rankings. The week before the season starts all you clowns where sceaming about how great the bolts and the jets where.

    Please tell me how beating the titans by two points, beating one of the worst teams in the NFL in the saints , and beating the texans minus there star wr and two best backs by only 6 points says anything more then the colts are vastly overrated. How about you go back and play texas minus Marvin and Addai.. See what happens then.

    The afc south is overrated and will be exposed by seasons end. Just like the unicorns I mean colts.
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    Who was screaming about how good the Jets where. :)

    Most people were saying that the coaching change in SD would hurt them, and that the Jets benifitted from an easy schedule last year.
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    As much as I would like to do so, it's too early to write off the Jests. And, I'm a lot more comfortable looking at Sunday's game rather than seven games down the way.
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    I think home field is coming down to the end...The Colts are going to win 13 or 14 games too.
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    Oh stop. Where? Here on the pats board? Most everyone thought the addition of Thomas jones would turn the jets into legit contenders. Chad would be healthy! Mangini was the greatest coach ever! Remember all the hoopla at the end of last year? How the jets would finally challenge the pats this year. how the jets beat NE lasy uear in the regular season. The jets end up sucking so none of that happened, righttt. :rolleyes:

    The chargers comment is plain stupid. Please dont act like they where not ranked in the top three teams all pre season. Even the Norv haters said the chargers might have to much talent for even Norv to screw it up. Now that the chargers are not playiong well so its ALLLLLLL the coaching.
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    I guess we just see things thru different perspectives. I don't think many expected the Jets to seriously challange the Pats after they got whooped in the first round of the Playoffs.

    My comment about the Chargers however after careful review by me, is pretty stupid.:(
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    Spin what? We all know the AFC East sucks.
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    I don't think anyone would contest that our division sucks (although we'll look at our net division record vs other divisions at the end of the year and get back to you), but --

    -- MY GOODNESS are there a lot of trolls around here. I'm not sure how any of you put up with it. The Yankees fans on Red Sox message boards aren't nearly as trollish.
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    I will bet anything that the the Pats aren't 9 and 1 and the Jets aren't 3 and 7 at the end of week 10.

    It would be imposible.
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    IMO the Jets have the potential to win just about every game they play. They have a heady QB, a tough and durable RB, three solid receiving threats in Coles, Cotchery and Baker, and a dynamic 3rd down back. The offensive line is mediocre, but the rest of the offensive talent and Brian Schottenheimer's inventive schemes will compensate to some degree. The defense is miscast in the 3-4. IMO Mangini is the least able coach on the staff. I would rather have Schottenheimer coaching O, or Westoff coach ST, than Mangini coaching D. Even BB didn't switch to the 3-4 until 2003 when he had the horses ready. Mangini IMO F'd up by moving 4-3 personnel to the 3-4 so rapidly. Nonetheless, the quality of coaching, the camarderie and leadership in various lockerrooms around the league is so mediocre that the Jets go into almost every game with an advantage, even on Defense, with their week-to-week scheming. IMO Revis will soon become the best player on their defense. By next year he will be a pro bowl caliber player. So, to answer the overall question, I still see the Jets making a run and being about 6-4 after 10 games, and 10-6 or so by years end. I see the Pats going 13-3, so they will have to clinch the division the old fashioned way, in December.
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    I honestly would not be surprised by 9-1 or 10-0 for the Pats. This team right now is scary good. Sure they can hit a bump in the road, but I wouldn't be surprised if they kept playing this well.

    I agree that 3-7 for the Jets is probably dreaming. It's not impossible though, given an injured Chad and a QB controversy where a rookie could be taking over. The Jets are not good enough to carry a struggling rookie QB. IF Clemens takes over and IF he struggles the Jets could be at 3-7 through week 10.
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    Since when did Indy play in a tough Divison? Did I miss something?

    Oh by the way, we have the division rapped up now to be perfectly honest barriing something Major happening.
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    I could see the Pats being 9 and 0 thru week ten.

    Clemmens will not start unless Chad gets hurt or the Jets are 2 and 7 thru week ten.
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    Exactly! :)
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    I wouldn't be so quick to brand the Bills a 2 win team. They began the season with games against Denver, Pittsburgh and New England, 3 top 10 teams, and they nearly beat Denver. Name a team that has played a tougher slate of games.

    I think Buffalo is good enough to beat Miami and the Jets once each, they can beat Kansas City, they can take out the Giants, and they can probably sneak a win against Tennessee or Houston.

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