What AFC team scares you the most?

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Which team?

  1. Denver

    38 vote(s)
  2. Pittsburgh

    2 vote(s)
  3. Baltimore

    20 vote(s)
  4. Texas

    29 vote(s)
  5. Cincinnati

    1 vote(s)
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  1. Kid~Brady

    Kid~Brady In the Starting Line-Up

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    On our road to the Superbowl (fingers crossed), what team do you fear the most? I know theres been plenty of AFC threads and alot of threads about which route and teams we would prefer to play but what team do you really just want to avoid at all costs?

    I've added Cinci in there because they aren't a terrible team, very young and Dalton and Green is a lethal connection.
  2. The Gr8est

    The Gr8est In the Starting Line-Up

    No "Other" option?

    I'd vote for the Rats just in case their "suck" is contagious.

    We've been on the same field with them for two whole games.

    I mean, what if Scar starts complaining that he is being forced to play Cannon more than he wants?

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  3. VJCPatriot

    VJCPatriot Pro Bowl Player

    I wouldn't say 'fear' per se. But I think our strongest threats are the Texans, Ravens, and Broncos respectively. Pats own the tiebreaker vs the Broncos though, so I'm ok with hosting them at Gilette.
  4. CityOfChampions

    CityOfChampions Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    1. Texans because they're balanced and have superstars on both sides of the ball.
    2. Steelers because Big Ben is a top 10 QB and they have a really good defense.
    3. Broncos because they have a good offense and a really good defense.
    4. Bengals because they can be decent.
    5. Ravens (on the road) because they have good players on both sides of the ball but they're not playing well this year. If they're at home they go above the Bengals bc the Ravens get home cooking from the refs.
  5. CheeseMonkeys

    CheeseMonkeys 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    I think I'd have to go with Houston first of all. They are all around better than the other teams and it'd be a very tough game facing them on the road. Ravens would come second just since it's always a tough game against them and they will find ways to win (or lose). Denver would be a more favorable match up than either of those teams, in my opinion. Pittsburgh is only scary with Big Ben and Polomalu and Cincinnati doesn't scare me a single bit.
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  6. TruthSeeker

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    I voted Houston. Though Baltimore scares me just as much. I really feel those are the only 2 teams that can stop the Pats. The Pats have proven they can score 30+ against almost anyone, EXCEPT teams with tough physical defenses (Baltimore, NY Giants). Not that the Pats are a finesse team, but they always seem to get held to under 30 points when facing those types of defenses, and usually lose close low scoring games. Houston's defense AND offense scares me. Baltimore can score too. Denver is good, and Peyton always scares me, but I feel the Pats have a better overall team than Denver.
  7. signbabybrady

    signbabybrady Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    I respect Houston and to a lesser extent Denver and their chances to beat us but I am not sure how anyone answers anything other than Balt especially considering the likely return of Rey.

    Houston has earned their spot at the top but their lack of playoff sucess or even playoff experience leaves me scared of them but not the most.

    Denver again I think you have to respect their record and that D and Peyton but look at the numbers we have put up on that D the last 3 times we played them.

    To me that leaves Baltimore a team that has beat us this year and in the playoffs a few years back. Not to mention coming a missed FG kick away from beating us and heading to the SB last year.

    Lastly if you consider Home Field Advantage I think at home we run through Hou and Denver but again Balt has shown they can win here. On the flip side I dont fear going to Houston and I equally fear going to Denver or Balt.
  8. Uncle Rico

    Uncle Rico Pro Bowl Player

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    I'm actually a bit surprised by the fact that, as it turns out, none of those teams really scare me at this point. Houston is the big unknown and of course has the best record, but they've hardly looked invincible.

    Big final stretch coming, but right now it feels like a healthy Patriots team playing well in all three phases is the scariest of all.
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  9. KontradictioN

    KontradictioN Do you even lift? PatsFans.com Supporter

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    I'd rank it like this...

    1. Denver - Firing on all cylinders (be it against a pansy schedule) right now. Talented team whose quarterback is extremely familiar with the Patriots, both in the regular season in the playoffs. If we must play them, I'd rather it be in Foxborough.

    2. Houston - Exceptionally talented on offense at the skill positions, capable of lighting weaker pass defenses up, excellent run game and the conviction to stick with it, defense is also talented when they get a couple of starters back.

    3. Baltimore - Because the game always seems to be close. As things stand right now, I think the Pats would blow them out in a re-match and would be able to beat them on their home turf.

    The rest you could arrange in any order.
  10. QB12

    QB12 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    I voted Denver because of Peyton Manning.
  11. Kid~Brady

    Kid~Brady In the Starting Line-Up

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    The same reason I think its Denver, especially if we end up going to Denver.
  12. Kid~Brady

    Kid~Brady In the Starting Line-Up

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    Exactly. I only added the Steelers because I think both players may be back in time for them to sneal into the playoffs. If so, they automatically become a threat in the AFC, their defense is still awesome.
  13. rookBoston

    rookBoston 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    No team really scares me. Pats can beat any team if they win the turnover battle, and prevent the opponent from making big plays on them. Houston and Cincinnati would be the toughest tests for our secondary. I don't think any of these defenses would be able to dominate our Offense for four quarters. The key to stopping Brady is keeping him off the field, which means a ground and pound offense that can score points and consistently make first downs on 8 minute drives. Then, a few ST plays or a turnover or two....that's how the 2001 Pats beat the Greatest Show on Turf, and how anyone could beat the 2012 Pats.

    The only team that really has me worried is San Francisco, because they can do what it would take. Tough running game and opportunistic D.
  14. randomk1

    randomk1 In the Starting Line-Up

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    I don't see how some of ya'll picked denver. i know it's manning but have you seen that D against us the last 3 meetings?

    I'm picking texans purely because i have no idea how we match up against them.

    Those ******* early losses could really come back to bite us in the arse. At home there is no team i'd be afraid of.
  15. KontradictioN

    KontradictioN Do you even lift? PatsFans.com Supporter

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    I think we'd beat Denver simply because Brady turns that defense into swiss cheese. But Manning usually finds a way to either make the game close and/or win it.
  16. ThatllMoveTheChains!!!

    ThatllMoveTheChains!!! Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    1. Denver - Good defense and an offense that makes no lead safe.
    2. Balt - Horseshoe up zee anus; nothing about them really scares me, but they've won 3-4 games this season that they had no right to.
    3. Houston - Great all around team, but I'm still apprehensive about how they'll perform in the POs.
  17. Kid~Brady

    Kid~Brady In the Starting Line-Up

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    You're blind if playing Manning in Denver doesnt scare you. Manning is THE only quarterback that can shoot back and forth with Tom and their defense is good especially pass rush wise.

    Aside from Manning, you have Flacco, Schuab, Dalton and maybe Batch. Easy pick to me.
  18. CityOfChampions

    CityOfChampions Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Texans could easily do that with the weapons they have on offense, Big Ben could do that. Flacco could do that if he steps up to the plate with his weapons.
  19. coolguy

    coolguy Banned

    The bengals could upset the pats if they underestimate them like they did jets in 2010.
    The ravens are the ravens....but older
    the steelers if they could get healthy will be the toughest out.
    the texans could end up like the 14-2 chargers or the 15-1 steelers if they face the pats
    the broncos will play harder if they face the pats again, but peyton is still peyton in the playoffs.

    This year playoffs will be hard for every team.
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  20. Kid~Brady

    Kid~Brady In the Starting Line-Up

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    Again, Manning is THE only QB that can legitamately square off with Brady. You can't mention any of those guys in the same breath as Brady and Manning and we all know how fast he can turn leads upside down. Of course Schaub is a decent QB and can make plays but does he really "scare" you as much as Manning?
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