After losing the Superbowl last season I decided this was the attitude I would have going into this season. The Pats went 29-3 in the regular season in their 2 superbowl runs and lost both to teams that were a combined 19-13. If history tells us anything, teams that finish strong have a good chance at getting to (and winning) the superbowl. Its happened in 9 out of the last 12 seasons. Examples: 11 Giants: Started season 7-7. Finished regular season 2-0. Had only 1 home playoff game, went 4-0 and won the SB. 10 Packers: Started 3-3 and (8-6). Finished 6-3 (2-0). Had no home playoff games and won SB 08 Cardinals: Went 9-7 (8-7 first 15 games). Went 3-1 in playoffs and lost SB 07 Giants: Went 10-6. Had no home playoff games, went 4-0 in playoff and won SB 05 Steelers: Started season 7-5. Finished 4-0. Had no home playoff games and went 4-0 and won SB 03 Panthers: Started season 8-5. Finished 3-0. Had 1 home playoff game and went 3-1 and lost SB 02 Raiders: Started season 4-4. Finished season 7-1 and went 2-1 in playoffs and lost SB 01 Pats: Started season 3-4. Finished 8-1. Went 3-0 in playoffs and won SB 00 Ravens: Stared season 5-4. Finished 7-0. Had 1 home playoff game, went 4-0 and won SB. The good news is the Pats are in a bad division and I still feel confident they will win the division. Hopefully they can fix (or cover up) their issues and play their best ball at then end of the season.