Wild card game likely to be a rematch

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  1. Fencer

    Fencer Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    If the Pats do win the division, the wild card game will likely be a rematch.

    By the end of the season, the Pats will have played the wild card contender currently 8-5, the three teams currently 7-6, and two of the three teams now 6-7. (Pitt is the other.)

    Two of those games, by the way, are yet to come.
  2. aurakilla

    aurakilla Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    OH GOD


    i hate them
  3. Ryan

    Ryan Guest

    I think it'll be the Broncos or the Ravens. And neither of those teams scare me with the game in Foxboro.

    Let's just hope the Pats can finish strong and win the division.
  4. wilfork is beastin'

    wilfork is beastin' On the Game Day Roster

    Beating the Ravens in the playoffs would be sweet because I hate that team, but the Broncos would be an easier matchup imo
  5. jbhiggy

    jbhiggy On the Roster

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    We beat the Ravens, we lost to the Broncos, Marshall just had 21 catches for 200 yards and 2 TDs now put that guy up against a now deflated secondary. Ravens strong point is the run, our strong point is our run defense.
  6. TommyBrady12

    TommyBrady12 In the Starting Line-Up

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    except we get the broncos at home, which is a big difference from playing them on the road. they own us in Denver but at home I think we could win. then we would probably have to play Indy on the road again which could again be an intriguing matchup.
  7. BionicPatriot

    BionicPatriot In the Starting Line-Up

    I know BB aint having his best year, but I still like my chances when he faces a team twice.
  8. zeke mowatt

    zeke mowatt Banned

    I'd rather see just about anyone other than the Broncos. History does not favor the pats in this matchup.
  9. upstater1

    upstater1 Pro Bowl Player

    Baltimore came to Foxboro, Patriots went to the Broncos.

    Big difference.
  10. TheComeback

    TheComeback 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    I'd rather play the Ravens. It's not even close for me. The Broncos defense basically shut us down in that game; they have the talent in the secondary to double Moss and Welker and take away our other receivers. I also don't think our defense could contain Denver's wideouts. Wouldn't matter to me if it was home or away.

    The Ravens on the other hand don't scare me at all. Their best player is Ray Rice and it's a big drop after that.
  11. alvinnf

    alvinnf In the Starting Line-Up

    My chrystal ball says Denver. Then San Diego, while Baltimore ends up in Indy. After that it get's cloudy..........
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2009
  12. muzz

    muzz PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    I'd rather play Balt. instead of Denver.

    Of course the team has to EARN a playoff spot first.
  13. Pat the Pats Fan

    Pat the Pats Fan In the Starting Line-Up

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    Same here, I could see the 6 seed beating the 3 seed (Bengals) in round 1, then the 6 seed would go to Indy.
  14. patsfan-1982

    patsfan-1982 In the Starting Line-Up

    the pats are going to be the 4 seed and i don't see any one takeing the 5 seed from denver so it will be the return of josh mcdaniels to new england

    the pats don't loose at home in the playoffs but this is not the glory years any more

    they lost 2 in a row for the first time in 3 years

    they lost to a NFC team for the first time in 4 years

    this is not the same team and they will need to score 30 a game in the playoff to beat any one and if they don't get moss more in to the game they won't get 30 points
  15. ausbacker

    ausbacker Brady > Manning. PatsFans.com Supporter

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    If it does come about that it's Patriots versus Broncos at Foxboro, we'll beat them.
  16. bigfandan

    bigfandan Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    We are so familar with Colts; it does not matter how many time we paly each other. It seems every season we see these guys a couple of time.

    That familiarity did not translate to success. Colts won 6 of last 7... so don't bet on Bill winning that second meeting.
  17. bigfandan

    bigfandan Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    My Chrystal ball says Miami vs Denver. Sorry to disappoint you, but Pats won't win the game at Baffalo.
  18. muzz

    muzz PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    If they can't beat "Baffalo" they have more problems than the ones argued about incessantly on here.
  19. bigfandan

    bigfandan Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    I don't have a good feeling about this game...too many intengibles are in their favor:

    1. Redemption ... they had that game won and they blew it. their most painful loss this season.
    2. interim coach trying to prove himself...(what can be a better prove-it game than in-division game, knocking off division leader at home)
    3. team on a hot streak
    4. effective both pass and run
    5. new QB making good decisions... agains a weak pass defense.
    6. pats palying bad on the road
    7. Bills' good pass d... 8. Bills at home ...the list goes on

    This one reminds of the match up again Denver.

    We will know by Sunday evening... I gave 65-70% prob Bills win.
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2009
  20. Wide_Receiver

    Wide_Receiver Banned

    I'm secretly hoping we win the division and you guys get in via the wildcard and have to come down to Miami again. That would be sweet.

    On the NFC side, the Packers and Cardinals play in week 17 and will very likely play in the wildcard round as 4 and 5 seeds in the playoffs. That's interesting to me.
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