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  1. PATRIOTSFANINPA

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    At 7-2 there is no real crucial do or die game,but this week presents a special couple of reasons why the Patriots MUST beat the Colts this weekend.

    1) THE OBVIOUS .....7-2 to get to 8-2 and at least a tie for the best record would be nice and send the Colts to 6-4 and fight for the South Division lead.

    2) THE STREAK ..... Tom Brady would tie the hated Brett Favre at 25 Consecutive Home Games Winning Streak

    3) THE 'OTHER' BEST QB IN THE NFL ..... We already lost our last home game to two hated things that most of us dislike as a Pats fan 1) Eric Mangini 2) The New York Jets - The HC and team both beat us in that miserable swampy mess in the late season of 2006,the last home loss with Brady starting before this winning streak and we can't let another dislikable duo 1) Peyton Manning 2) Bill Polian's Colts end this streak,we just can't let the Colts be the team that ends it.

    Any other reasons we HAVE to beat the Colts this weekend other than my offerings?
     
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    Because the Pats are still in a tie for the AFC East and are really in 2nd because they lose the tie breaker. This should be the number one reason.
     
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    The only must win games are playoff games. Edit: or win and get in games.
     
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    Re: Reasons to HAVE to beat the Colts

    If they revive themselves and come alive, then it will have been good to have beaten them for the tie-breaker. If they are imploding, then it will be good to step on their necks while they are writhing on the ground.

    Plus, Colts fans are so goofy. Hard to take them seriously, but when they win it is like playing LIFE with your six year old nephew and he wins and is sooooo proud of himself and can't stop bragging. It's cute, but tiresome after a while. Better to just shut them up from the get-go.
     
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    Hopefully we won't have any must lose games down the line.:rolleyes:

    Can't we just want to win games in mid season?
     
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    Pretty much EVERY game is a must win.
     
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    That was already mentioned in my #1

    Now be creative and come up with something else other than your famous :rolleyes: icon you routinely post in every thread
     
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    ...because the Jets are at home against Houston, who has fallen apart, so we likely need to win just keep tied (ignoring tiebreakers, since we play them again).
     
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    I said this last week and I'm not changing. I think that the Colts game is/was more important than the Steelers game, but neither are critical or must wins.

    The reason that the Colts game is more important is the playoffs, if both team make it. We would have been better off playing in Pitt rather than Indy. The Colts are built to be in a climate controlled stadium. They are not built to play in the elements in January.

    Also Polian cannot play with the heat and noise if they play outside of the Lube. So it is a little more important than Pitt.

    The only "must" win games on our schedule right now are the Jets,Fins, & Bills, IMVHO.
     
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    Re: Reasons to HAVE to beat the Colts

    Mostly I think unless the Jets implode, the AFCE is going to require a 12-4 minimum to win. And even then, it may come to a tiebreaker against the Jets which means every AFC game is slightly more important. If we lose that tiebreaker, there are likely going to be an overly large amount of teams fighting over the wildcard spots and I expect those to also be chosen by tiebreakers.
     
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    If we win this game and then win the division there is a very good chance that we will have homefield advantage for the playoff's with a young team like this it would be very helpful.

    I want the raod to the SB to go through Foxboro.
     
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    Should be favored in all remaining games. Any one of them is a potential loss, obviously, but I wouldn't be surprised to win out.

    I think in Buffalo will be one of the harder games. Maybe GB.
     
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    How about...

    because it's Peyton Manning and the Colts.

    It always is good to beat them, amnd it sucks when we lose to them.

    but the most impoprtant reason is not to let the Jets get up a game on us. We can beat them and even the head to head tiebreaker when we play them.
     
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    I wouldn't be surprised if the #1 seed and a WC with the same record (maybe 13-3 or 12-4) come out of the AFC East.
     
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    I respectfully disagree. All AFC games for the remainder of the season are must win!
     
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    Does that make the Jets a critical, must win, got to have, emotionally charged pre cursor to any successful playoff run?
     
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    What??

    "At 7-2 there is no real crucial do or die game,but this week presents a special couple of reasons why the Patriots MUST beat the Colts this weekend."

    Huh?? Are you kidding??

    How can you not mention how important in-conference records are vis-a-vis the playoffs??
    If the Pats are to win their division they need to sweep their remaining AFC games. THAT is why this Colt game is VERY VERY important. Jets have only one loss in the conference. Pats already have two. HUGE ramifications i.e. Pats chances of winning the division and getting a bye if they lose to the Colts. Beating the Colts is a must if the Pats are to win the AFC east. Jeez....:rolleyes:
     
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    I was going to say.....the next one....which I guess I pretty much did.

    Look, I think 'have to win' is a bit too much, no offense.

    If you are looking for something though I would say they have to win to show they can beat two quality teams with the same consistent effort, preparation and desire. If they lose, then what does this week prove?

    In the NFL, you have to practice hard, and execute what you have learned in practice on Sunday. Do they 'have to' show consistency? Wouldn't hurt....
     
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    Change is something you must learn to embrace and accept, grasshopper. Nothing stays the same, including you.

    But I totally agree - the Colts are the likely AFC South Division winner and a possible playoff opponent. If a tiebreaker is in play, head-to-head is first. This week is very important to get home field and keep the pressure up on the Jets.

    The wins over Baltimore, Pittsburgh and San Diego were huge (I think SD runs the table and gets in) and a win over the Colts means everybody has to come through NY or NE. SD and Indy are both fair weather teams, so good luck to them in Foxboro or the new Meadowlands in January.

    It felt great to type "The wins over Baltimore, Pittsburgh and San Diego were huge ."
     
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    If the Pats beat the Jets at Foxboro and all else remains equal, you're right. Somehow with all the struggles the Jets have had the last three weeks - against the Packers, Lions and Browns - I don't see the Jets going unscathed in the Pats-Steelers-Dolphins trifecta coming up in December.

    I wish the Texans and Bungles hadn't turned into such losers - the Jets get a couple of easy ones the next two weeks.
     
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