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  1. PATSNUTme

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    This is the best of times for homers like me. I'm seeing things from my team that I would not dare to imagine 20 years ago. They can write NFL history by going undefeated all the way to winning their 4th Super Bowl. That's 3 more than I asked god for prior to the 2001 season.

    So why do I feel so uneasy about the rest of the year. Part of me want the team to run the table and part of me would like to see the team lose (OMG I said it) one of the two remaining games.

    I guess I feel that the law of averages are working againts us and by losing one of two remaining regular season games they have a better chance to go three games to glory in the playoffs.

    Does anyone else feel this way or am I just being paranoid?
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    I always agree with the Mod. :D
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    I don't buy into the whole "lose one to get the monkey off your back" thing.

    Players are expected to play a full 16 game season to the best of their ability. To expect anything less is silly. Think of the money they make.

    We are fully capable of winning 19 straight this year.
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    I assume it's for the same reason as me - we can go 16-0 in the regular season but come playoff time it means no more than going 14-2 as we have the #1 seed locked up. Don't worry about it - hope for no injuries and enjoy the intermediate records (total points, TD passes, etc, undefeated regular season) then get freaked out the week of the first playoff game.
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    Especially as we only have to win 5 in a row now :rocker:

    I think the undefeated thing helps us. Not that the team needs any more to play for in the playoffs already but the chance to go 19-0 has to lock them in even more than usual.
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    Once the playoffs start, all the teams are in the same boat -- lose one and you're done. The pressure is the same. The win streak really loses a lot of meaning at that point. The top consideration in the minds of the players will be winning the game at hand and advancing.
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    Are you a medium to long time Red Sox fan,this could be part of your problem.
    They only have to go 5-0 to win the SB.
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    The regular season is essentially over for us already.

    If we chose to win the next two games, than fine. Great for us fans.

    But at this point, we also have the option of just getting ready to defend Foxboro in the playoffs.

    Personally, the Dolts are not the team that I worry about in the playoffs. I think that some of the underdogs that come in here might be tougher.

    I can't find anything to worry about in the next two games except injury, and of course the hope that the Pats might break some records.

    Then we have a bye week.

    Anything can happen but things are good as of today.

    Seems like Maroney wants to prove we have a running game, so that might be a positive as well.
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    We've seen a few posts expressing the same thing, and I understand the reasoning, as the attention the team has nationally is incredible, and every game is like a playoff game. You wonder how long the Pats can meet the intensity head on. However, I would not feel better if they lost one of the remaining regular season games. What I want is for them to win the last two with the health of the team intact.

    With a bye and home field advantage, you can say this team is battle ready, as they've been playing playoff type games for half the season with every team getting up for a game with the Pats. A week of rest after the regular season is good, and having the road to the Super Bowl come through Gillette Stadium is even better.
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    Respect the honesty to maybe wish for a loss, but NO WAY!! But I understand. There WILL be more pressure on the players, carrying the weight of the perfect season. That's why Denver, etc., were relieved to lose. But these guys can do it.
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    I feel great about the Pats chances in the playoffs. Hey, they have home field advantage and have an extra week to rest up and prepare.

    The teams they are likely to meet, they've already played this year - allowing BB to prepare a better game strategy.

    There is nothing wrong with feeling nervous. But you have no reason not to be positive.
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    Don't feel so uneasy. Five years from now when you think about the

    Pats 19-0 season, you won't remember that some of the wins were

    close games that were far from perfect.
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    As Brady said, "We've already won 21 in a row before. . . ."
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    That is the worst insult I have ever been given on this message board.

    And believe me, I have been insulted many times.
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    No, I used to feel this way, but when you think about it, if there was a team that could handle this type of pressure, it would be the Pats and their "one game at a time" philosophy. Deep down, they all know how special this season can be and know how to stay focused. Besides, when the playoffs come, they can get into the mind-set that the regular season is behind them and the next game they play can be their last, so they will be game ready. Another way to look at it is how they won 21 straight a few years ago, so they know it's doable.
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    You feel uneasy Nut because you (like most reasonable people) subscribe to the law or averages and you figure we've got to lose one of these weeks. I have felt that way too - I kept thinking to myself, way back when we were 5-0 and everyone was talking "undefeated season," "Yeah? Talk to me when we get to 14-0, then I'll think about an undefeated season." never thinking we'd make it this far!

    At this point, I feel the Pats should keep the pedal to the metal and see how it all turns out. I have actually felt better about these close wins. They don't allow the team to get complacent for the playoffs like blow-outs week after week might.

    All us conservative fans should just buckle our chin straps and go along for what I hope is a very enjoyable ride!
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    Here is what I think leads to uneasiness about this team: The defense is good but not dominant and when bad weather takes the edge off our offense, ANY game can turn into a nail-biter.
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    The undefeated record helps more than hurts. Our players are pretty loose. All of this talk doesn't really seem to be putting any pressure on them, and when they go out there, it doesn't really matter. They play the game. Now for an opponent, you have to make the trek to Foxboro. You have to play an undefeated team. There's a little intimidation. Even if they are 15-1, you can point to that 1 loss and use "_______ beat them. We can to." This year? Nothing. I like that. Keep it going.
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    actually i feel the same way .the colts make me nervous
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    Jags, Colts, even Steelers could be tough in the playoffs.

    Green Bay could be tough in the Super Bowl.

    So it's still up in the air. Nothing is assured.

    The last sentence makes no sense. Losing one of the last two doesn't "satisfy the law of averages", thus freeing the team to win out. Each game is independent except for how it mentally affects later games, maybe.

    If you flip a coin 14 times and it's heads every time....and you want to make sure that the LAST 3 flips (up to 19) are all HEADS...is it better to have tails come up in the 15th or 16th flip to kind of even things out? No. It's irrelevent.
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    It's the downside of being part of a community here that has morphed into whatiffville and a morass of negativity. Nothing this team has done this season has pleased them all simultaneously, so there is a constant barrage of disatisfaction here that wears on even the biggest homers of all...;)

    If it makes you feel better remember, even the trolls here lately think it's nuts not to revel in what this team is doing and just enjoy the ride and ignore all the schitzo bandwaggon naysayers we have unfortunately collected along the way.

    I think what you need is a healthy dose of good old fashioned Andy Johnson threads to put it all in rational perspective. :D
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    Why do you feel that way?
    You are girly mon.

    As to the law of avgs, I think you realize that's a mis-application. There is no mathematical 'law of avgs' gain whatsoever for the Pats to lose one of these games that helps in any way their winning all 3 playoff games.

    Am I concerned about the playoffs? Of course. Only a fool would have no concern whatsoever about a one and OUT scenario where you face top notch opponents and possible weather or injury equalizers. That aside, the Patriots have a far better chance than anyone else to get a ring in February.
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    I agree, facing a 16-0 or 17-0 team will be a major, major intimidating situation for any team walking into Foxboro. It benefits the Pats more than hurts them. My ideal scenario is to see both wildcard teams win and have Cleveland come to Foxboro and the Jags go to Indy and beat the snot out of that team which is going to happen the next time they play. A Jags/Pats title game, I'll take any day. One team I really don't want to see walk into Foxboro is SD. That team is firing on all cylinders and will have motivation to take us out like no other. Luckily for us, they'll be the 3 seed and will have to play Indy.
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    OK then, I guess I'm being paranoid and should be on meds. Maybe even taken to the funny farm for a long rest.

    You think they may get the NFLN at the funny farm and I won't have to worry about the Giants game getting blacked out in my area. What if they don't?
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    The Pats seem to be ready to face the challenge of going undefeated because of their mental toughness. They get every team's best shot, some of their games go down to the wire and this team pulls through. This isn't the '98 Broncos, who admitted that the pressure of going undefeated was "suffocating". That's why they lost a winnable game against the 5-8 Giants. That's why the '05 Colts bricked one against SD.

    The great thing about 16-0 is that it won't matter come playoff time. It's only the "first" season.
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    The NFLN IS the funny farm....and that dipcrap Eisen belongs in the padded room wearing the white coat with the shiny buckles and belts.
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    Paranoia. The pressure is getting to you and if your thinking like this, imagine what the likes of Brady feel crosing the white lines. It's part of what seperates the elite and leaders from regular people.

    Nobody else decides the Patriots fate but the Patriots. We're simply that good and if we lose it'll be on us. There is no law of averages, just 60 minutes of football and the better team wins whilst the losers cry on the way home. It really is that simple.
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    Couldn't have said it any better myself, Mo!:rocker:
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    If you feel that we're all negative & unsatisfied than what does that say about you for continuing to post here?

    Are we spoiled? You bet, but that doesn't mean we can't be objective. At the same time we're all witnessing history here that is until it's complete. Once it is complete I guarantee that the euphoria to follow will be unimaginable!
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