When will the Pats face their first close game?

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  1. xmarkd400x

    xmarkd400x 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    By "close game" I mean a one possession game decided by 8 points or less.
  2. JoePats

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    Colts game.
  3. Tunescribe

    Tunescribe PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Any given Sunday. I'm serious about that. Every team from here-on will be bringing their A-game and the Pats are due for an eventual letdown. It's a long season.
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  4. He Ban Me

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    It's true, Browns might do it this week. You never know.
  5. Slagathor

    Slagathor 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    I think Dallas and Indy will be a tough games on the road.

    I'm not worried about Pitts at home at all. Very overrated team.
  6. aluminum seats

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    I don't think Dallas will be close, honestly. They are improved (Parcells simply wasn't the same coach with them, so they're now playing up to their potential), but the disparity between the afc/nfc this year is HUGE. Dallas beat Miami, but I don't think that needs much comment. The Pats will lay their 30+ on them, and I'd be surprised to see the Cowboys get past 20. Double-digit victory. Which, considering how every win so far has been 21+, I suppose could be called close.

    Indy is another story. That'll be a game.
  7. italian pat patriot

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    imho against the Dallas Cowboys week 6
  8. Nathan2587

    Nathan2587 Rookie

    Probably the Colts. They have just been matching up good against them and if worst comes to worst you know Manning has a shot in a shootout.

    I think a very close game than people expect.
  9. godef

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    They trailed Buffalo 7-3... :D
  10. xmarkd400x

    xmarkd400x 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    I meant to add a poll, but I went to lunch and didn't realize there was a time limit on creating a poll =(

    That being said, I think Colts.
  11. jct

    jct Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    I think we will have a close game in 2009.
  12. Deus Irae

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    Will Miami have a win by then?
  13. xmarkd400x

    xmarkd400x 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    Nope, but since we will have homefield locked up Gutierrez will be the starting QB.
  14. Deus Irae

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    Now, now.... They play first on October 21st. I don't think the Patriots will have everything locked up by then. But, a winless Dolphins team would be a desperate Dolphins team.
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  15. whalers86

    whalers86 Rookie

    It will be a classic trap game...like Washington or even Cleveland this week (short week, Dallas on the radar screen next week, coaching staff familiar with the team). I have no doubt that the Pats will get up for the big games...Dallas, Indy. In fact I think they'll win both of those games by 2 touchdowns. But they definately WILL have a let-down game against a mediocre team, where the score is a lot closer than everyone thought.
  16. Mack Herron

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    They have given me no reason to believe any team can hang with them. "How about never? Does never work for you?"
  17. PatsFaninAZ

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    Next week is a trap game. Short week against a coach that knows us and a much improved team. Yes, they are 2-2, and there are things they don't do so well, but there are other things they do well, and the team is very close, in my opinion, to putting it together and starting to click. Their first game against the Steelers isn't who they are. Since then, they've played very good football, with a few defensive lapses that look fixable.

    All it takes is one or two rogue turnovers in the national parity league.

    I bet there are uncomfortable moments in the Browns game. In fact, I'll even go so far as to say that we'll be further into that game in a tie or losing than any other game this year.
  18. T_Brady12

    T_Brady12 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    It's like the Yankees in baseball. The Patriots are establishing themselves as the "Dominant force" in the NFL, and every team from here on out will want to bring their 'A' game.
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