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blowing away the AFCE

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  1. Gumby

    Gumby 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    Oct 4, 2004
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    #11 Jersey

    Just looking at the scoreboards this weekend and seeing
    Chi 40 Buff 7
    & Jax 41 Jets 0

    I just have to ask the question are we in one of the weakest divisions in football, just feasting on our weak sisters, and going to get pasted come end of the season???

    Now I know the Patriots traditionally dont blow anyone else away; but is there any cause for concern that we have kind of eeked out wins versus Buffy and the Jesters and while the fish weren't real close in the whole second half; it was still a 1 touchdown game for most of the game.

    Meanwhile teams like chicago and jacksonville are killing these guys.

    Early on we have had a lot of unwarranted negativism in the forum; so I dont want to go there; the Patriots are traditionally a better second half team so I think they will only get stronger.

    But just considering the state of competitiveness in the AFCE ------- -----------
    is it a bad thing for us to be playing such tight games against 'lackluster competition'; would the Patriots be better served come playoff time to have faced stronger teams within the AFCE- even if that means we had another loss within AFCE right now instead of 4-1 and running away with it?
  2. ctpatsfan77

    ctpatsfan77 PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Jan 22, 2005
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    But what do you say, then, about:

    NE 38, CIN 13 and
    IND 14, TEN 13?

    Division matchups are always harder (familiarity breeds contempt, or something like that. . . .)
  3. patsfan13

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    Jan 4, 2005
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    Chi 19 Min 16
    Buf 17 Min 12

    Things change week to week, you can't look at a score and determine exactly how teams compare. That's why they play 16 (and the money ;) )
  4. Gopats!!!

    Gopats!!! On the Game Day Roster

    Jul 28, 2006
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    I think right now we are a good team struggling to get our act together. It does seem the AFCE is a mess, but that is fine. We should run away with the East and then head to the playoffs. By then, we will have been hardened by the whole regular season. Barring injuries, we should be a MUCH better team than we are right now.

    And even though our division appears weak, we still play some of the "best". (colts, bears, etc).

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