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  1. PonyExpress

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    FO ranks the best teams ever through 15 games, since they began tracking NFL play by play in 1996.

    1. NE 2007
    2. StL 1999 (won SB)
    3. StL 2001 (lost to NE in SB)
    4. GB 1996 (won SB)
    5. Ind 2004 (lost to NE in playoffs)
    6. NE 2004 (won SB)
    7. Pit 2004 (lost to NE in playoffs)
    8. Ind 2007 (lost to NE in regular season)
    9. Ind 2005 (lost to Pit in playoffs)
    10. SD 2006 (lost to NE in playoffs)

    Heading into this season, every team on the list either went on to win the SB or was eliminated by the Brady/BB Pats, except the '05 Colts, who blew it against Pit.

    http://www.footballoutsiders.com/2007/12/25/ramblings/dvoa-ratings/5930/

    Also, Maroney's standing continues to increase. He now ranks #1 in the NFL in success % among all rbs. Among starting rbs, Maroney is 4th in value per play behind Barber, Westbrook and the injured Ronnie Brown, and 6th in overall production in the NFL. He is improving by leaps and bounds.

    http://www.footballoutsiders.com/stats/rb.php
  2. kappy

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    I know it is only through 15 games, but didn't the 2004 Pats beat the 2004 Colts during the regular season? If I recall, the Pats had tied up the #1 seed by week 15 - how can the Colts be rated higher?
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    Man the Pats have had alot of success and ruined alot of teams seasons.

    You have to like past history.
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    Haha... Allot of "Lost to NE" .. I love it:singing:
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    Compare the numbers of 2007 Pats to 2004 Colts. NO WAY have we "become" the 2004 Colts.
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    our defense is pretty darn good and overlooked by the nation
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    So the 9 "best" teams have a 3-6 records in championship games?

    Bad criteria for "best" to me.
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    Maroney is right on track for the playoffs. His injury was a big factor last season. Having him healthy and "rested" for the "tournament" is very encouraging. Let the media and other defenses think that the team doesn't have a viable running attack. That will be their downfall.
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    Not quite. While the Pats indeed beat the Colts in the season opnener and had locked the better seed, Pittsburgh had locked the #1 seed overall, which really makes the ranking of the 2004 team seem out of whack.
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