If the game was played 9 more times?

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  1. teamplay

    teamplay Practice Squad Player

    I'm reading all the post-game threads and this question surfaces: If this game was played 9 more times under identical circumstances (dome, flu, etc.), how many W's do the Pats take home?

    Think before you answer...

    I say the Pats would win 3 or 4 out of 10. We were just a few frustrating plays away last night, but these teams are both great. One key point about each team:

    Pats: a lot of patchwork this season...expertly managed...but against an excellent team, those things get exposed.

    Colts: The O matured, as someone said. But the BIG change was that Dungy finally got his small, fast D playing like the Tampa Bay team. I thought they'd get exploited in the playoffs. That they didn't is a scary thought for the future.

    Bottom line: the Colts at the end of the season are a more complete and balanced team. The Pats has some holes to fill this off-season. My hats off to both teams.
  2. richpats

    richpats Banned

    I say none. The Pats would have never gone up 21-3 if played a million more times. If not for some spectacular plays by the secondary, the Colts would have gotten a big lead early. Make no mistake, Peyton was on target for most of the day, he just didn't convert it into points until the 2nd half.
  3. upstater1

    upstater1 Pro Bowl Player


    Well, the last time we played in the RCA dome, the Patriots went up by a similar score, and almost blew the game in the same way. The only difference is we had a healthy defense on the field at the end.
  4. chunkypony

    chunkypony Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    I couldnt agree more. I think that was the 1 in 10 chance that the pats would win that game. And they still didnt win. The play of Hobbs and Samuel early on, as well as the run defense in the first half were the keys, and the run defense needed to continue to be stout. When that did not happen, in combination with other things, lead to the demise of the team last night.
  5. Snarf

    Snarf Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Peyton's frickin good.

    Pats were simply outplayed.

    They could have won if the luck had broken on their side, but... it didnt.
  6. MoLewisrocks

    MoLewisrocks PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    The thing you miss is THIS TEAM never played in the RCA Dome before. That was another team and overall a better built team than the one we ultimately fielded this now past season.
  7. richpats

    richpats Banned

    Ironic the reversal in score from that game. I knew even when up 21-3, the Colts would rally. The Pats were fortunate to even be up that much. I believe a closer game would have favored the Pats, though. The offense and defense would have been a little more focused rather than trying to sit on an 18 point lead.
  8. pao

    pao Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Honest question, no trolling. Ask the same question about the Charger game the week before. It would be interesting to hear your answers.

  9. WestPat

    WestPat Practice Squad Player

    I would say NE wins 5/10, because the lack of experience from the chargers squad will always be there...oh yeah and Marty and his dumb decisions.
  10. upstater1

    upstater1 Pro Bowl Player

    It all depends on whether the coaches have knowledge from the previous game. If not, then I expect the Patriots to do well.

    Also, we could adjust from that offensive formation we came out of.
  11. pkb

    pkb Rookie

    I think the Pats beat Indy 6 times out of ten on a neutral field. I know what happened this year both times, and I simply don't see that it is likely to occur often. The Pats had a significant deficit in terms of health both games, and they had awful officiating in the first game. Even with those, they were in each game down to the last second. Anyway, that's how I'd describe it.

    I think the Chargers beat the Pats 6-7 of 10 on a neutral field, by the way, so it's not just a question of the Pats being better than everyone in my mind.
  12. teamplay

    teamplay Practice Squad Player

    That would be cheating ;) -- no, the rules are everything is exactly the same right up to the opening kickoff. What, you never saw Groundhog Day? ;)

    And I agree about the Pats winning 6-7 out of 10 against SD. That was an immature team that made some bonehead plays. They'll learn in time...or not!
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2007
  13. jczxohn1

    jczxohn1 PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    The thing about this game to me was it just reminded me too much of the regular season game we played and lost. Too many weapons, not enough answers on defense or offense. Hopefully the FO recognizes these defiencies and address them this off-season.
  14. ColtsFan4Life

    ColtsFan4Life On the Roster

    I guess you didn't see the coors light commercial when Ditka said living in the past is for cowards.
  15. RayClay

    RayClay Hall of Fame Poster

    #75 Jersey

    Considering he's been living off 1985 for 20 years, that is hysterical!!!:eek:

    Who writes your material?
  16. RayClay

    RayClay Hall of Fame Poster

    #75 Jersey

    If the game was played nine more times, Bruschi and Vrabel would be dead.
  17. shakadave

    shakadave In the Starting Line-Up

    Good question. I think we beat the Colts 3-4 out of 10. Beat the Chargers 4-5 out of 10.

    What I wanna know is, howcome the Colts scored 38 against us, but scored like 17 or 20 against some crappier teams. We weren't perfect, but the #2 defense in points allowed can't be THAT bad!

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