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  1. PlattsFan

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    I watched a bit of the Colts-Ravens, um, game last night, and the Ravens just looked putrid. Spent, wasted, used up. I thought that playing the Patriots, putting so much on the field, that probably wears down a team. So then I decided to take a look at the results of teams the week after playing the Patriots to see if this theory holds any water whatsoever.

    And you know what? There's some evidence there ... basically, unless you play the absolute dregs of the league (Dolphins or Jets), you are going to lose the week after you play the Patriots. The only team to avoid that rule was the Cowboys. They beat a decent Vikings team (with or without Adrian? I can't remember), but the Cowboys are a very good team who played the Vikes at home. Here's the rundown of the Patriots victim and what they did the next week:

    Jets: lose to Baltimore
    Chargers: lose to GB
    Bills: beat the Jets
    Bengals: the Bengals get a bye (lucky!)
    Browns: beat the Dolphins
    Cowboys: beat the Vikes
    Skins: beat the Jets
    Colts: lose to the Chargers
    Bills: lose the Jags
    Eagles: lose to the Seahawks
    Ravens: lose to the Colts

    The two victories over the Jets were by a single field goal ... not exactly stirring victories. And the two losses I saw (Colts and Ravens), the teams looked like total shyte the week after playing the Patriots. Just complete garbage.

    It's not really statistically valid (small sample and all), but it sure looks like playing the Pats has an effect on a team into the following week.
  2. IcyPatriot

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    They look like crap because we give the next team the "BluePrint" :rofl:
  3. Patsfanin Philly

    Patsfanin Philly Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    With one exception (Colts losing to the Chargers) the team with the better record over the course of the whole year has won the game so it's not really any kind of upset..................
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