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  1. SVN

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    Ummm, whatever.

    Of course they're not.

    Geez, thank goodness BB drills it into the team not to believe the hype.
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    Just what we need......another jinx.....
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    Awful. Segments like that that make me feel less deprived for not having the NFL network.

    Simms needs to stay in the broadcast booth.
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    Invinceable, no. Excellent, yes. I mean, Marshall Faulk said the Pats are gonna cruise through the playoffs. Either he has seen the light, or he has given up on picking against and is trying to jinx us to death.

    I'm going with the latter
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    you should see some of the **** said around here.
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    Welllllllll they have to trot out the pros and cons for half an hour, it's what they do.

    I just love that the cons were that Bruschi and Harrison were too old, and now it's that their replacements are young :rolleyes:

    Okay there's some sense to that - you do need to have guys in their prime. It is a question mark, no doubt. I almost feel like it'll jinx it if I hope too much.

    But I can't help but feel that this admittely imperfect and young defense is learning scary fast.

    /homer cheerleading
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    The 2007-08 perfect upset, Brady's beyond that cheap hype and so is the rest of the team. It's that quality that's making them so tough to beat, knowing they're beatable. Dynasty mentality, Go Pats!
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    Sims is the best analyst out there. He diagnosed what GB did, eliminating the advantage that Belichcik brings by his coaching. Then agreed they are beatable; but thought that few Teams could do what was necessary for 60 minutes.

    Rodney has offered the prescription for a long time, but few Teams can implement it, lacking the will or personnel. Right now the biggest weakness is the lack of platooning opportunities on the injury wracked Defensive Line, to keep the undertalented players fresh.
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    For those of us who don't want to watch the video, anybody care to spell that out in a little more detail? :)
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    I didn't have a problem with anything they said. In fact, I agree with them why Green Bay had success against the Pats a few weeks ago. The Pats are not invincible. They will be a tough team to beat, but there are several teams in the playoff capabable of doing it if they don't make mistakes.
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    The 2007 squad was looking about as invincible as it will ever get and look what happened there :mad:

    Even when that team showed signs of slowing down in December they found a ways to win entering the playoffs but that invincibility was short lived 3 weeks later.

    If this 2010 team were at 100% strength Health wise they could be miles above the rest but they aren't and are just a shade better right now IMO
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    It's the headlines that are annoying, "Invincible". This team is a workhorse lead by the most ring thirsty QB I've ever seen. jinx headlines were 2007-08 not this year.

    The analysists weren't buying into the headline either. They know better than to have Marshall on that panel, he's been down right embarrassing lately. Fire that creep!!!
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    Inside the NFL is on Showtime and is not nearly as good as it once was when it was on HBO - more of a clown show - although the highlights are usually good.
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    Not true. Every team has a chance to win in the playoffs, even if they are named Seahawks. :p
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    I kind of figured folks would start rolling out the playoff experience thing. Don Banks had this on SI (where he ranked the ats #1):

    Guess they have to find something. My answer that I'm waiting for someone to point out is: Look who they've played. Look at the number of high-profile games they've played against top teams, and look how they've performed. They can handle pressure. My only concern is the injuries on defense, and most of the guys don't go deep enough to grasp that. And, yeah, anyone can beat anyone.
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    Exactly! Agree 100%

    Pats are definitely beatable. They are a great team. But as stated by the above poster, essentially any team in the post season right now could hand the Pats a loss.

    On the reverse side I feel they could beat anyone in the post season, but invincible. That is just straight up laughable.
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    Sapp did make a good point about Flynn and the GB game....did I just type that??
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    I would agree... I don't believe in jinxes ... this is something that most fans would like to believe in, to cover up poor performance on the field by their favorite team, when it counts.

    Take 2007 - was there a jinx? Certainly not. The Giants did well to restrain Brady (their strategy to contain his powerful offensive skills worked). Although we had the lead, it was too slim. Plus, there was the matter of the miracle catch.

    It is very tough to beat this team. The other teams need to play perfect football for 60 mins and avoid any kind of mistakes, penalties, etc. I don't think other teams are as disciplined and this is the real edge the Pats have.

    Atlanta could be a tough opponent in the SB.. In the playoffs, the Colts are always contenders and so are the Steelers / Ravens. Ultimately, the Pats have to play like they have been doing ... like real winners.
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