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Are You Confident of a Patriots win?

Poll closed Jan 18, 2011.
  1. Yes very confident. I just may take a nap during the game

    31.7%
  2. confident- but starting to feel a little nervous

    44.2%
  3. somewhat confident-are those real butterflies in my stomache

    20.6%
  4. not confindent- I started wearing Depends last night

    3.5%
  5. JETS FAN OPTION-I'll pound my chest and expect to lose.

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  1. PATSNUTme

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    It's Friday and I am getting a wee bit nervous about this. I think the Patriots win. I think the game will be a lot closer than the last one.It may even come down to a 4th quarter drive or stop.

    We have all live through these big games over the past 10 years adn should be use to them and be confident. But this is against the Jets and it will be very hard to accept should things not turn out the right way.

    Are you getting nervous?
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    Let me preface this with the fact that I think we will win and probably by a pretty big margin. However, ever since 2007 I have been nervous about pretty much every game. I got a stress headache from the game vs Green Bay this year.

    The thing that makes a win so sweet and a loss so sour for me is that I now live in NYC and have to deal with a lot of friends who are Jets fans. I know I will get it if the Patriots lose and I really don't want to have to deal with it.
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    I look at it this way. In the NFL, any team can come out on top. This isn't baseball where there are 5 and 7 game series. Anyone can lose one game. Just look at the Saints last week losing to the Sea Hawks. In the back of my mind, there's thought that we could lose.

    With that said, the Patriots deserve to win this. They are the best team in the NFL at this point, and they've come a long way since the beginning of the season. The Patriots weren't even considered a top 10 team at the beginning of the season and look at them now.
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    It wont come down to a 4th quarter drive, Jets wont score enough points to make it that type of game. I was nervous before last game as well. Look what happened.

    Imagine how nervous Jets fans are?
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    Like I said in an earlier post, I haven't felt this good about a playoff game since the pats played the giants in the SB.
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    I think some fans are mistaken nerves for anxiety. I'm anxious as hell to get this game started, but not nervous.
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    Agreed! I dont want to get over confident but did you see what we did to them last game? They have to be more nervous than us!
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    I kind of agree with this. I am always much more anxious/nervous leading up to the game than when the game actually starts. But my nerves will start to creep up again late in the game if its close.
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    I think it will be close. I am a little nervous because Wes just said yesterday's practice was not good. when they have bad practices they play bad.
    Imagine the offseason if the Patriots lose to the Jets at home. i just think the Patriots defense will have trouble with the Jets running game. Can they stop the Jets offense from having long drives and limiting Brady's chances? I do not think so.
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    I am confident. I am not starting to be a little nervous like the poll option I selected, but I do think there is a small chance the Jets might win. Maybe in the 10-20% range.
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    I'm very confident but I don't plan to nap during the game. I don't want to miss a single minute of this epic game where the Pats offense 'destroys Alderaan', uhh the Jets defense. ^_^
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    This game will be a peice of cake. Im garunteeing another blowout.
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    :ditto:
    Agreed. I was nervous during many of the 2007 games and the only one I felt remotely overconfident, we lose.
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    There's always a chance the Jets will win. There's also a chance a meteor will hit my house during the game. Nothing surprises me.

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    Good to see the only person in the poll not confident is a Jets fan. :D
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    As you can see by my post I am very confident. There is a traitor out there!! ;) But lucky for the Jets, this poll doesnt effect the game.
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    In the infinite Multiverse of quantum probabilities there may be myriad universes where the wave function collapses into a Jets win. Me, I play the far greater probabilities in our favor and hope to be in one of the other universes where Hell does not reign.
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    I did not take the poll, but I am not real confident in the Patriots defense. I am a Patriots fan but I am kinda surprised that the Patriots were 14-2. If someone had told me at the beginning of the season that the Patriots would be 14-2 , I would not have believed them. They have a very young defense that needs to create turnovers in order to be successful. What happens if the Jets have no turnovers?
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    non x's and o's - iam always nervous but extremely nervous when playing vs teams which a)we are favored big to win and b)hate to lose against. if this was baltimore i wouldnt be as nervous but the fear of the aftermath if the jets win makes me extremely nervous. Thats why i hoped indy had won.:(
    on the X's and O's side, the packer's running game and bills first drive vs our very think dline with pryor out makes me worried as does the fact that the D has forced turnovers in every game so it will be interesting to see if they can win if the jets dont turn the ball over. +28 is really an abnormal number .
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    ok..i hate this now...:mad:
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    I can't be the only one - but SB42 has changed the way I view these games. I don't think I ever really considered failure an option before then.

    I am very nervous. Deep-down, I feel like we are playing at a high-level and will come out on top. But anything can happen this Sunday, and I would not be shocked. The Jets certainly have the ability to beat us, even if I think we win this game 4/5 times. As we learned a few years back, that means nothing. I am feeling an odd mixture of confidence and nervousness.
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    I just can't wait for the game to get here. And once it does, it will be hard to watch until the pats have the game sealed. Jets have pulled off a lot of last minute comebacks this season... I won't be comfortable until the pats are ahead by at least two scores with less than two possessions remaining for the Jets
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    I don't. LT sucks in the cold.

    The Pats have beaten the Jets 3 1/2 quarters this season. That first game we dominated the 1st half. They've only beaten us a half of a game all this season.
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    I can see the Patriots losing before or in the Super Bowl, but I just don't think the Jets have the horses to beat them.

    Yeah, well, the last time the Patriots had trouble with the Jets running game they won by 42 points.
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    I'm always nervous about losing every playoff game.


    Funny, this is the first one where I'm certain the Pats will win.
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    I'm anxious, yes. Excited for it, absolutely! Hoping we can have something more to cheer about on Monday, heck yes!!

    One thing I try to remember is back in the 2000 season my attitude was that every game, and successive win, in the post season was "gravy". Each week that they kept playing was a real bonus.

    I've been a fan since '86. It's now hard to remember what it was like when we didn't have such high expectations. I really try to stay "grounded"...but it's really, really hard :D
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    If Brady plays well, and the team doesn't wet itself around him, the Patriots will win. If Brady craps the bed, the Patriots are in trouble. Since I've never bought into "45-3! OMG Awesome 4-ever!" stuff, I've never really gotten myself into a position to get particularly nervous.
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    As far as the 2007 SB, I have to remind myself that the Giants game at the end of the regular season that year was very close. I am not too worried about the Jets simply because of our last meeting. I've been watching the last six games over and over... I suggest you do the same. It will put your mind a little more at ease. We have amazingly athletic players who are playing smarter every week. We simply overmatch and mismatch too well against every team to throw away a game at this point.

    Not too mention the leadership we have right now. I remember thinking that Brady's body language before the '07 SB was a little wierd for some reason. I don't have the slightest doubt about TB's mindset right now. He won't let the Pats lose.

    I think the only team we should be reasonably nervous about meeting is the Packers. They played us very well and if we play them it will be on nuetral turf.
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    I'm confident, but poop happens too. We've been spoiled by the record-setting lack of turnovers, but it's not impossible to see the Pats suddenly have a 3 or 4 turnover game. Jets could get a tip at the LOS that gets picked off for 6.

    I don't think we'll see a complete breakdown on one side of the ball like the Saints had up in Seattle with all of those long TDs given up. If the Pats lose, I think it will mostly be attributed to turnovers and fluke plays rather than getting their hats handed to them.

    Wes' comments about the poor practice give me pause...slight pause.

    Still, since the start of the Steelers game the Pats have put together the best string of offensive gameplans in their history, even better than *any* 8-game stretch of 2007. The convergence of talent and play calling to both maximize the talent and exploit weaknesses in the opposing D is something I haven't seen since perhaps the 1994 49ers got on their roll around mid-season. This isn't the same offense that went down in week 2, one that was unsure of its running game, relied too heavily on a predictable spread offense that forced balls to its WRs (Moss in particular), rarely used previous plays to set up the next play (the lack of play-action drove me crazy) and just simply never confused the opposing D as to what was coming. Rex eats up those type of offenses, but as December 6th showed he's overmatched against the current one. I would be shocked if things change significantly from then.

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