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  1. Disco Volante

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    Just said on the 2008 NFL pre-season special.

    Added that in his mind there are only 3 tough games on the schedule. (@ SD, @ IND, @ SEA)

    Says they should have been perfect last year and are the team to beat in the AFC, as did Deion Sanders. Both said the only way another AFC team is making the Super Bowl is if something were to happen to Brady or Moss.

    Steve's on the record for possible perfection, what says you?
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    Not already! NO NO NO, not again.
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    The fact that @ SEA is considered a tough game shows how hysterically bad our schedule is :D
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    hold up there as sec fellas. we have some tough teams to play:

    colts, chargers, jets, jets, seattle(on the road), denver(has our number) and pittsburgh. that's 7 tough games out of 16.

    colts and chargers both want revenge from last year. the jets have favre now and always want to beat us. denver is tough to play against, even when they had plummer and you never know about pittsburgh.

    19-0 is possible, but our schedule is not as easy as everyone thinks.
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    Also keep in mind there's the back to back west coast games. If the team decides to stay out there after the first game, that might make a big difference.
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    Chr1st sake, we haven't even played a game yet and the talks are starting.....I thought we would at least have to win 4-5 games for that to start.......:eek:
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    All four west coast games are split up back to back. :)
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    No way....not with the rookie learning curve at lb and db. Our secondary is pretty bad, and will be the cause of a few loses.

    13 - 3 or 12-4.

    I think we win the sb, and thats all that matters.
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    What he said.
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    The hell it isn't. Show me teams with tougher schedules.

    Wanting ain't doing. FWIW, every team we played last year wanted to beat us.

    Every team wants to beat every other team when they play them.

    We want to beat them as much as they want to beat us.

    They always do, that's true, but so what? How's that wanting been working out for them in the Brady era?

    Wanting ain't doing.
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    I'm not concerned with going undefeated. Right now, I just want them to play well against Kansas City, especially the defense, and look toward making the playoffs.
  12. Disco Volante

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    That's pretty easy. For example...

    Colts
    vs Bears
    @ Vikings
    vs Jaguars
    @ Texans
    vs Ravens
    @ Packers
    @ Titans
    vs Patriots
    @ Steelers
    vs Texans
    @ Chargers
    @ Browns
    vs Bengals
    vs Lions
    @ Jaguars
    vs Titans
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    I'm positive they can go undefeated...tomorrow. And that's the only game that matters.
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    Well put. And I might take some flak for it but it might be the best thing to get a "loss" over early--say week 2. I know, losses are "never good", but it would put the focus back to where its supposed to be, winning the game(1), winning the division(2), winning home field(3). You cant even get to the SB til you do that...
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    This team never lost it's focus last season.
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    I can't believe people are already thinking about another undefeated season when they haven't even played their first game. If their 8-0, restart this thread.
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    I think the secondary will improve but I agree with your predicted record. 13-3 and the SB.
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    gimme a break. they haven't played one game. every team can potentially go undefeated????

    this is a waste of my bandwidth. less than 24 hrs and we can talk about real football and not blah blah blah
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    Yeah, but they've done it before. Not much different than wondering out loud if the Giants can repeat (hehehehe).

    Also, not true. The Redskins cannot go undefeated.
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    whose focus? Yours? Being 18-0 did not give the Patriots a lesser chance of winning the SB than say being at 15-3 going into that game.

    The only thing an early loss will do is let us fans watch the games without hearing all this undefeated talk again.
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    well i guess there's always next year. or maybe go undefeated in the preseason. i'd rather go undefeated in the playoffs.
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    I don't see why any Pats fan should be offended by undefeated talk. If anything, it's encouraging to see such high standards placed for my favorite team. Compare that to the Dolphins, where winning 2 games this season would be considered a vast improvement.

    Winning the Super Bowl, the bottom line, is the most important thing. But I always believe the Patriots can win in any game they play. So I'll be hoping that they do.
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    I remember watching a few games last year with my buddy (a Buc's fan) and I was still relatively green in my football fandom. A couple of times it didn't look great at the half and he said something that proved to be true 18 out of 19 times.

    He said they are a superior football team that knows how to win. They know how to cope with changes during the game and they have a monster collective game-play IQ. Don't count them out until the clock has expired.

    And that's a mantra you simply can't buy into with over half of the teams in the league. In fact I think even a highly rated team such as the cowboys are very much momentum dependent. We'll find out soon if the way the pundits have set the table is going to change drastically before the banquet.
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    Good points. Also keep in mind that even supposed "easy" games last year were nightmares for the Patriots. Especially the Ravens game...keep in mind that the Pats got a couple of lucky breaks in that game.
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    This undefeated talk is getting silly. Call me a fickle fan all you want but if we start to go undefeated and see the same lackadasical (sp) attitude that the team had at the end of last year, I almost hope we lose a game in the regular season to regain focus. That's just me though.
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    I'd say that I would like to be tormented like that again..
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    The Jets? No. Just no. The Jets suck. They'll finish behind the Bills. Denver will be bad too. And we own Pittsburgh. Own them, utterly. There are 3 tough games on the schedule. Colts, Chargers, Seattle. Every other game we should be heavily favored in and win.
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    Seeing how it's only happened twice in the regular season in nfl history i'll have to say no. The only undefeated i want is in the postseason.
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    The Jets are better than they were last year and we only beat them by 10 points the second time around.
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    At Jets is a tough game.
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