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  1. PatsDeb

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    I was driving home from work and listening to WEEI. Boomer Esiason was on and he and all the Big Show guys were going on and on about how the Pats are just going to kill Indy, and win by at least 13 points, with Indy only coming that close because of a last minute score. Much of the same has been said here all week.

    I just don't see it. We have had a lot of trouble with Indy in most of our meetings the last few years, losing three of them. I know we have improved and looked great all year, but they have looked pretty good too. I think it will be a close game, where hopefully the Pats will squeak out a win at the end.

    Don't get me wrong; I'm hoping for a blowout in our favor as much as the next Pats fan, but I cannot believe the number of people who have predicted that Indy has no chance.
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    I definitely think Indy has a chance. But I'm hoping for a blowout. Hope for the best, expect the worst, I guess. Seems like a lot of folks are expecting the best.
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    COULD we lose? Yes. Do I think we WILL lose? No.
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    Add ole friend Wilie McGinest to that list too.

    I watched Adam Schefter ask Willie on "Point After" how he saw this Pats/Colts game and Willie told Adam that he doesn't think this game is going to be close. In favour of the Pats.
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    There's another thread listing the players that will be on the field Sunday that weren't there in the second half of the AFCGG - Find that thread and you're concerns will be assuaged.
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    Well, some of those players started the game but were injured and gone or intermittent in the 2nd half. PLEASE let's not have that happen again!
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    I could end up eating these words, but I am not AT ALL concerned about losing this game.
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    I am nervous, sure. I fully thought we would crush Indy last year when we played them in New England.

    Me, I will be a wreck during the game, and if we loose, for the next two weeks.
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    The only thing i'm worried about is what nasty artciles that are going to be written about the pats after they abuse the Chosen Team.


    Seriously though, can the colts win, yes, any team can win on any day.
    Do i think the pats are so ready for this game it's gonna be Awesome, YES!
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    I'd love to see a blowout, so I can drink easier during the second half of the game. But, for the life of me I can't envision it happening. The game has just been so damn tight and nerve-wracking the past few years. I know we destroyed them a while ago (the famous David Patten game) in the Dome, but that was quite some time ago. It just seems like the Colts don't get blown out anymore, unless of course you run for like 300 yards against them.
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    Sorry. Not even a little worried. Already made plans to go out in the 2nd half.
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    This is how I feel. I don't need to look at the list of players that went down last year in the playoffs. I watched it happen in agony. I haven't seen Indy get blown out in a game that mattered in a long time (2004 playoffs is it). Peyton has upped his game against us since then. I don't know why everyone thinks it's suddenly going to happen this weekend. They will fight as long and hard as we do. I am hoping for a win, dreaming of a blowout.
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    If old man Testaverde can keep the ball out of Indy's hands for 11:01, what will the Pats be able to do?
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    Yeah, but look how that worked out for him. That 2nd half comeback worries me. I wish I had the confidence to go out in the 2nd half. I hope some of my fingernails are left by then!
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    I'm only nervous because I hate the Colts so much. I could deal with a loss - just not to them, or the Jets, or the Fish, or Denver, Chargers and Steelers.
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    A lot of people will choose the Pats by a blowout, because they have done that to most of their opponents. I think the Colts will play the Patriots tough, and I can see the Pats win it by 10 points. What will make the difference in this game compared to the AFCCG last season, is that there is still a lot of football left afterwards. That might influence the team that falls behind late in the game. Although I can't imagine the Patriots coaches or players even contemplating a less than 100% effort. Maybe all that "running up the score" business is nothing more than the Patriots going full throttle for the entire 60 minutes of play, where the opponent is done fighting by the end of the third quarter (and they slipped up in that regard against the Dolphins, hence BB's view of that game and Brady's re-insertion after Cassell's int.).
    I think that the Patriots have the edge mentally. They have the confidence and the production to blow any opponent out of the water (or off the field if you prefer that analogy). The Colts may feel some comfort in being labeled the underdog, but they know they will face a far different Patriots team from the last time, and that it is a formidable opponent. The Colts will have to play their 'A'-game just to keep up.

    Honestly, this season is the most fun I've had watching the Patriots play. And they still leave enough on the table to show that they can even do better. I shudder at the thought of what might happen to the opponent when the Pats do play a perfect game on offense, defense and special teams.
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    This is a healthier, less worn down, and, due to the addition of Thomas and some players who were injured last year, a significantly more talented defense than the one that held the Colts to 6 points in the first half last year... and I'm sure I don't need to tell anybody how much better this year's offense is.

    If this team builds an 18 point lead at any point in the game, it won't be blowing it.

    Now, obviously, the Colts' offense won't necessarily get off to such a bad start -- this isn't the playoffs, after all -- but they haven't really looked "unstoppable" at any point this year. Our defense can get some stops on them, and with out offense, that should be enough.
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    The difference between last years team in the AFCC and the one that will take the field Sunday is off the charts better

    Don't worry be Happy.....Woooooo:singing:
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    Strangely, no. But I'm sure that I will be a lot more when I am sitting down on the couch come Sunday.
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    dont worry be happy
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    Count me in the not worried camp. I'm normally pretty objective with these sort of things.

    But I just think take away all the things going against in the AFCG, add all the new players, and line it up against pretty much the same Colts team that we almost beat, and we win it going away.

    The two caveats as always being turnovers and _____s.
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    I just can't see Brady walking off the field after a loss this Sunday. I'm very confident they will win. Just think back to the first half of the AFCCG and how dominant we were. Then think of the second half and how a defense with the flu and injuries, and an offense that doesn't even compare to this one still almost won that game. The Colts retort to this is "oh well our Defense isn't the same as last year's it's better." Is it though? I just don't see it. I don't even think this is the best defense we've faced this year. Add that to the mentality and preparation of the Pats players and I honestly don't think this game is going to be close. If we can put up 52 on Washington while still taking our foot off the pedal (even though no one thinks it) then offensively, for the Pats, they will only stop scoring when they no longer have to. The offense is better than any we have faced but our D is healthy and amped up and if they can make even 2 or 3 stops on Peyton, then that's game over.

    Pats 52
    Colts 34
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    Here's reality. What is said here and on the Big Show has at best a tangential relationship to reality and has absolutely NO effect on the outcome of the game. What does it matter what folks SAY?

    It is what it is.
    We'll see Sunday.

    That being said, speaking for myself, I have never been more confident of victory Sunday, not since the Pats started in 1960.
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    Personally, I think you'd have to be silly not to be a little worried. The Colts are a great team with one of the best QBs to ever play the game. I'm worried every single time we play the Colts. This is a regular season game though. I'll be much more concerned about the rematch in January.

    That said, if you aren't confident about this year's Patriots team, you never will be. I expect the Pats to win.
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    It is funny the reflections between the 2004 playoff game. Patriot fans are hoping for the Patriots to do what Indy did after the 2004 playoff game and come into town and hand their hat to them on their home field, like Indy did in 2005. I'll concede that it is entirely possible.

    Colts fans are hoping for the Colts to do what the Patriots did in that 2004 playoff game. Being the underdog Superbowl champs and having the team with the unstoppable offense coming into town with the media giving us little chance of competing, let alone winning. Then shutting them down 20-3.

    (I know, I know Patriot fans, our 2007 isn't your 2004 D, I'm just drawing a comparison here, not making this an exact player to player reflection.)

    Now if we could just get Gostkowski liquored up and say that the Colts are "ripe for the picking"....
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    TB won't throw an interception in the red zone, Wes won't fumble a punt return and Gost WILL NOT hit a kick off out-of-bounds.

    Now, what I really want to know is when we first see the pouty-face :( . I'd say 8 mins into the second quarter.
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    Me, I love Peyton's "Home Alone" look with hands to the sides of his helmut and mouth agape. 4th QTR when reality sinks in.
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    Of course there's a "little" worry. Strange things happen in loud domes...drive-killing false starts for one. The Pats have given up 34 and 38 points the last two times there and that 34 was one yard away from being 41 (thank you, Willie Mac!). In past years, Brady has always had a random 4-pick game on the road and you never know when that type of game is going to show up. On top of all this, this is by far the best Colts team defensively this decade. We used to joke about Manning being a crybaby choker who couldn't take a hit, but he shed that label in 2005.

    That being said, the past is in the past. This Pats offense is light years beyond previous editions and the defense measures up well vs. the 2003, 2004 and 2006 squads. This might be the best Colts team in recent history, but this is definitely the best Pats team ever.

    Regards,
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    I expect the mindless Steelers fans here next week to say the exact same thing "Indy is WAY over-rated"
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    Can we sign Ken Walter tomorrow....and trade him for Willie before Sunday??? :)

    Seriously, I wish Willie could still be playing in a Pats Uni.......GO PATS!!!!

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