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  1. Armen Da Pats Fan

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    Well, started messing around with my 2008 predictions last night. So, just for the heck of it, I'll throw 'em out there to hear your thoughts and to give my detractors their daily grist for the mill! LOL!

    I like our boys @ 12-4 this season, maybe even 11-5. Good enough to win the East again.

    There are a couple of games I picked as wins (vs. Steelers, @ Dolphins, @ Bills) that I think we could lose.

    I also think we are 50-50 to beat the Broncos, but they always play us tough, so I put it down as a loss.

    Seriously, I am most interested in your predictions, thoughts, prognastications, and comments, if you're so inclined.

    Have a great day!

    16 days and counting!

    ADPF

    "Ahmin, you're wicked whacked out! Stevie Gostkowski, Dickie Seymour and Clay Bucholz are GODS!"
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    REGULAR SEASON Prediction

    Sun 9/7/2008 1:00pm vs Chiefs W
    Sun 9/14/2008 4:15pm @ Jets W
    Sun 9/21/2008 1:00pm vs Dolphins W
    Sun 9/28/2008 Bye Week
    Sun 10/5/2008 4:15pm @ 49ers W
    Sun 10/12/2008 8:15pm @ Chargers L
    Mon 10/20/2008 8:30pm vs Broncos L
    Sun 10/26/2008 1:00pm vs Rams W
    Sun 11/2/2008 8:15pm @ Colts L
    Sun 11/9/2008 1:00pm vs Bills W
    Thu 11/13/2008 8:15pm vs Jets W
    Sun 11/23/2008 1:00pm @ Dolphins W
    Sun 11/30/2008 4:15pm vs Steelers W
    Sun 12/7/2008 8:15pm @ Seahawks L
    Sun 12/14/2008 4:15pm @ Raiders W
    Sun 12/21/2008 1:00pm vs Cardinals W
    Sun 12/28/2008 1:00pm @ Bills W
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    I would go with 13-3, or 14-2
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    So basically, you're giving the Pats an "L" when they play a halfway decent team...except for the 'Hawks? I think that's a bit unfair.
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    16-0.





    OK, fine, probably somewhere between 14-2 and 16-0, that's a little more realistic :D
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    16-0



    oh by the way, I've said it before...THIS TEAM IS NOT GOING TO LOSE THE THE CHARGERS!
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    The top 3 AFC teams amongst each other last year...

    Pats: 3-0
    Chargers: 2-2
    Colts: 0-3

    Care to elaborate on why you having us losing to both teams this year?

    Also a Monday night home loss against a mediocre team seems strange. Though I'm assuming you think will have the post-Chargers came banged up hangover, which is fair.
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    19-0.................................................
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    REGULAR SEASON Prediction

    Sun 9/7/2008 1:00pm vs Chiefs W
    Sun 9/14/2008 4:15pm @ Jets W
    Sun 9/21/2008 1:00pm vs Dolphins W
    Sun 9/28/2008 Bye Week
    Sun 10/5/2008 4:15pm @ 49ers W
    Sun 10/12/2008 8:15pm @ Chargers W
    Mon 10/20/2008 8:30pm vs Broncos W
    Sun 10/26/2008 1:00pm vs Rams W
    Sun 11/2/2008 8:15pm @ Colts L
    Sun 11/9/2008 1:00pm vs Bills L
    Thu 11/13/2008 8:15pm vs Jets W
    Sun 11/23/2008 1:00pm @ Dolphins W
    Sun 11/30/2008 4:15pm vs Steelers W
    Sun 12/7/2008 8:15pm @ Seahawks W
    Sun 12/14/2008 4:15pm @ Raiders W
    Sun 12/21/2008 1:00pm vs Cardinals W
    Sun 12/28/2008 1:00pm @ Bills W

    14-2

    I predict they lose in another epic shootout at Indy & then suffer the hangover effects the following week against a young, up & coming Bills team.
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    I'd say 13-3 with a 14-2 season as an outside possibility. I'm just not one of those guys who goes through the schedule and puts Ls and Ws next to individual games so I can't give you that, but I don't think the Pats have a tough schedule other than the travel part of it and are still the best team in the NFL.

    Besides, most of the better teams we face have a lot of issues/question marks. The Chargers have to worry about the health of Gates, Merriman, and even Rivers. The Colts have to worry about the health of Manning and whether Harrison, Sanders, and Freeney can rebound from their injuries/surgeries. The Seahawks have real questions at WR and a lame duck coach. The Jets have a lot of new parts and a lot of them are risks.
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    19-0

    We beat the Chargers in the AFC Championship at Foxboro and in a rematch of last year's SuperBowl, beat the Giants to win Super Bowl 43.

    Unfinished Business.

    QB12
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    #75 Jersey

    19-0 - The Redeem Team.

    The RB corps depth is like nothing we've ever seen here - - no one is even talking about Sammy Morris, and I think he was the missing element in SB42.

    .....and it will be Crable who emerges as the Monster, pairing up with AD to give this D an aggressiveness/speed on the outside we haven't seen since McGinest/Slade.

    The only two wildcards are the Secondary (I'll put my money on Dom Capers weaving his magic there ) and the OL.
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    Although I'd love to see that happen for revenge and all, it would be much sweeter if the Giants don't make the playoffs (and we win it all).

    13-3 to 15-1. The only game I will predict a W for is a total and complete ass kicking of the Broncos. Unrelenting and merciless.
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    I have to agree with others here. NE plays 4 good teams all year: Indy, SD, Pitt, and Seattle and you have them losing three of those games.

    Unless Brady gets hurt I cannot understand any scenario which has NE lose more than 4 games this year, and even that seems like a stretch. Even if they lose to both SD and Indy (the only elite teams on their schedule) they would need to lose 2 games against the rest. That has got to be the worst-case (non-injury to Brady) scenario.

    As for Denver, they look to be pretty bad and the game is at home. I'm not as concerned as years past.

    14-2 seems likely, with a +/- of two wins.
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    Yeah, like the Giants are going back to the Superbowl. They might not even make the playoffs.

    Also, the original poster has us losing to Seattle? No way can I see that happening.
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    That really is something I felt like there wasn't enough analysis of. When Morris went down against the Cowboys, that's when it felt like the offense lost some punch. They had the great game against the Bills, who were pathetic last season, and then the going got tougher, because the Pats couldn't platoon Maroney and Morris to wear down the opposing defensive line. I've often thought that if Morris stayed healthy, we would have beaten the Giants handily, because slowing down their rush would have been much easier with him in the backfield.
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    16-0 as long as brady stays healthy
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    You're in denial over the Giants bro.

    QB12
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    Says you. That was a massive fluke of a run they put up last year. Only in the NFL, where one game can make a guys reputation, can you throw away the game 3 times in the last drive like Eli did, and have the defense very politely hand it back and say "Try again, son", and see your stock rise. I see a team that played way above its head in the back 7 on defense and at the quarterback position, and lost 2 of the better players on its roster. They play in a very tough division that they won't win (the Cowboys are much better), and will be fighting for a wildcard spot with Philly, Washington, Tampa and Minnesota.
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    I'm not sure your logic, or what you feel has happened to the Pats that makes them 4 or maybe 5 games worse.
    I'm not sure what has deteriorated in the team that would turn 3-0 vs SG and Indy into 0-2? Not sure why from last year to this year we have sunk so low we lose to a weak Bronco team, at home, and an average team from the weak conference.
    I'm not saying its 19-0, lock it up, but factoring in improvement or digression from last year, its hard for me to this teams regular season win total will be only 68-75% of what it was. Do you believe this team is only 75% of what last years was, and maybe even less?
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    What?

    That Dallas game where Morris went out started a five game stretch where the offense averaged 41.6 points per game.

    Morris was lost for the season before the offense peaked. His absence hurt, but please, can we stop overvaluing Sammy Morris on this board?
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    I think my surprise team will be the Broncos--surprisingly BAD. Shanahan now has complete control, he has fired all the coordinators in previous years but this time he fired the GM(!!)and was in charge of the draft as well. Cutler goes down and the Broncos are fighting the Bears for the first pick in the draft--mark it down.
    The NFC is still the national league here, but NO has made the most improvements and should battle one of the 3 NFC east teams for the SB.
    The AFC, Pittsburgh will have a down year, and the Ravens(still with no QB) will step up like they should of last year. The AFC north-south battles this year will beat them both up, my 2 long shot wildcards are Oakland and the Texans.
    Of course we win the East, and alot of our potential loss figuring has to do with those 4 west coast games. The fact that there are 2 back-to-backs gives us a great chance if we set up camp in CA and dont fly back. If this happens I say we go 14-2, if not we might slip to 12-4/11-5. Brett Favre is the Miami Dolphins version of Dante Culpepper!
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    I'm not saying that the offense immediately declined, but that it "lost some punch". The physical side of the offense seemed diminished after that. They got it done with the aerial attack for a while, and then Maroney picked up his game to end the season, but the run of racking up quick points for three quarters and then grinding them to paste to run out the clock in the fourth petered out after Morris went down. The team seemed to go more to a short passing game to run the clock out after that. It's not overvaluing Morris, it's valuing a back who can pound a defense later in the game and give the offense that added dimension. This year, it could be Morris or Jordan, I don't care which, just as long as they get the job done. I love Maroney, he should be getting the bulk of backfield touches, but if the offense is looking to grind out first downs and run out the clock in the fourth quarter, I want a bigger, more physical, north-south runner to be toting the rock. I really like having Jordan on the team, and I think Morris' presence last year on the team past week 6 would have kept teams more honest.
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    Totally agree about Denver. That's a bad team waiting to happen, especially with Marshall out early on. They still have no defensive line to speak of.
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    Seems like none of the true homers will be happy unless the predictions have the Pats going 16-0 or 15-1, 14-2 at worst.


    Face it, we are beatable. And just as easily as we went 16-0 last year, we could have easily been 13-3, maybe 12-4.

    We are not as good this year as we were last year, so a 12-4 or an 11-5 prediction is not out of the question.
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    Agreed, our running attack did suffer with Morris hurt, although Maroney did have some good games, it was due to the other team stressing coverage.....
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    As long as we have home field advantage thru playoffs and don't lost to the Seahawks (the game I'm going to), I'll be happy.
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    That's going to be an awesome environment man, loudest stadium in the NFL.
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    I was there a couple of years ago when Bledsoe played for the Cowboys and he threw that late game INT which allowed the Seahawks to eventually win a game they had no business winning and was near deaf after I left.
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    Tell me about it. I was there for the opening of the stadium at the first preseason game. They set off fireworks during the opening ceremony, which just about made my ears bleed, then the crowd noise kicked in for the whole first half, and it was absolutely deafening. It finally quieted down when Dilfer blew his achilles, but damn, that place was seriously loud. Whoever Paul Allen hired to draw up plans to enhance the level of noise the stadium can generate did a bang-up job.
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    REGULAR SEASON Prediction

    After openning the season with 4 straight dominating wins, there will be more media saturation.....the undefeated question will come out again.
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