Do we have a chance for the #1 seed?

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  1. BradyManny

    BradyManny Pro Bowl Player

    Yeah, it seems far fetched at first, but check out the scheds the rest of the way for our competition:

    Colts have 3 tough games left, can easily see them going 12-4:

    at Jacksonville
    Cincy

    at Houston
    Miami

    Chargers have 3 tough games left:

    Denver
    Kansas City
    at Seattle

    Arizona

    Baltimore clearly has the easiest sched of the teams, but still could find an L in there:

    at Kansas City
    Cleveland
    at Pittsburgh
    Buffalo
     
  2. BelichickFan

    BelichickFan B.O. = Fugazi PatsFans.com Supporter

    #12 Jersey

    After today I'm just hoping to win the division :explative
     
  3. chunkypony

    chunkypony Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    I believe the better question in this situation is:

    Does it matter? Can WE win out?

    that is the real question i have at this point.
     
  4. Kdo5

    Kdo5 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    #26 Jersey

    No...#2 possibly but we cant play nail biters like this till the end of the season. We need to beat the Fins next week. It is a huge...HUGE game.
     
  5. BradyManny

    BradyManny Pro Bowl Player

    A win is a win, even when we were down 8, I knew we'd still get the W.
     
  6. mosi

    mosi 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    #12 Jersey

    I only fear the home game. We will win in Miami and on the road in Jacksonville and in Tenn. We are a different team at home versus being at home. I just don't get it.
     
  7. 5 Rings for Brady!!

    5 Rings for Brady!! In the Starting Line-Up

    The way this team looks, we should be hoping to hold off the Jets in our division.

    We will lose next week if we play half as bad as today.

    Yeah, if we win out and all the other good teams roll over, we could be the 1st seed. I don't think that will happen.
     
  8. edgecy

    edgecy Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    I don't want a #1 or a #2. If possible I want us to play on the road the entire playoff because it's obvious we just don't like our home field advantage.
     
  9. cclocke

    cclocke On the Roster

    You can't say that the Patriots would be better off with a #3 or #4 seed then a bye in the first round. No comparison.

    Also, a loss by Miami today would ruin any playoff hopes they are holding on to. A loss today would probably make it an easier game for us next week.
     
  10. chunkypony

    chunkypony Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    I understand that a win is a win, i didnt say that we didnt win today. That isnt the point. The point is we beat a team by 1TD today that we should have beat by more. The TO's dont stop coming.

    Can we continue at the pace that we are going and expect to win the #1 seed? no.

    Can we continue at the pace we are going and expect to win out? that is the question.
     
  11. MrBigglesWorth

    MrBigglesWorth Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    oh please..... this is not the patriots of years past. look at their turnover ratio. the superbowl teams never did that.

    it doesn't seem like they have been the same since the denver palyoff game.
     
  12. cclocke

    cclocke On the Roster

    One positive to look at the last few weeks is that we are causing a lot more turnovers then earlier in the season.
     
  13. rabthepat

    rabthepat 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    Ya, I thought the Denver play off performance was a fluke in terms on turn overs but it actually was the start of a trend.
     
  14. RayClay

    RayClay Hall of Fame Poster

    #75 Jersey

    I don't think we've played our best. And I think Vrabel and Bruschi are invincible and immortal. *crosses fingers*
     
  15. FloridaPatsFan

    FloridaPatsFan Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    But that 1 extra week off historically has been huge for teams in the playoffs. The winning percentage for teams with a bye is ridiculous. I'll take the bye and be happy with a #1 or #2 seed.
     
  16. chris66

    chris66 Practice Squad Player

    I think we have something like 17-18 turnovers at home this year, and we are killing people on the road, I think I like this teams chances on the road more than at home, but a bye would be cool to have
     
  17. brdmaverick

    brdmaverick In the Starting Line-Up

    #32 Jersey

    we still have to play the Phins and Jags, and we also have to go on the road to play that pesky Titans team.

    As much as I would love us to, I don't think we will win out, and I think at best we are looking at a 3 seed (overlapping Baltimore)
     
  18. BradyManny

    BradyManny Pro Bowl Player

    I'll grant you the turnovers, but winning ugly was a staple for the Pats for sometime.

    I really think the 04 season changed the fan's expectations completely. We were totally dominant that year and I think it makes us forget that, at least to me, the identity of this team was winning scrappy games in the last quarter.

    http://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/nwe2003.htm

    From week 5 - week 14, all of those wins were tough games and a couple of them were flatout ugly.
     
  19. RayClay

    RayClay Hall of Fame Poster

    #75 Jersey

    You can improve ball security. If that's our biggest problem and we're 9-3, I'd say we're looking damn good.

    Only way we could look better would be to be 10-2.:D
     
  20. RayClay

    RayClay Hall of Fame Poster

    #75 Jersey

    A lot of ugly, sloppy games that year. It's really not that long ago that we have to keep arguing against the years we "always looked good" or whatever.

    We had one dominating season. The other two bowls and a few bad bounces could have cost us 5-6 games.

    In 2003, this Detroit game would have been one of our easiest wins.
     

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