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  1. BradytoMosstoGronk

    BradytoMosstoGronk Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    So, if Baltimore has only one real challenge left, what did that make the Browns loss at home?

    Any given sunday, same can be said for us. If they're capable of losing to the browns at home, they're more than capable of dropping more than 1 more.
     
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  2. Patjew

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    I kind of was thinking about throwing that l in there but figured someone else would help me out with it :D
     
  3. Family

    Family Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Baltimore will lose some game you won't expect them to.
     
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    jimnance PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    That's what I'm here for. Got your back bro.
     
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  5. LightSkinSmurf

    LightSkinSmurf In the Starting Line-Up

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    So did the patriots peak too soon? Starting out the season 8-0? Or does peaking too soon only apply to other teams?
     
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  6. QuantumMechanic

    QuantumMechanic Burn it all down! PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Yeah, but so will we.
     
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  7. Bradybranch

    Bradybranch Practice Squad Player

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    Wrong, the defense is best in the league and one of the best of the era.
     
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  8. Patjew

    Patjew PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    I hope you’re right. The defense looks very good but I’m not sure they’re that great. We’ll see after the Dallas game.

    Some offense would be nice too.
     
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  9. Ochmed Jones

    Ochmed Jones Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    We can not control what the ravens do or don’t do.

    We need to focus on the things that we can control...... how we play!

    the defense and special teams are playing well,

    that leaves the sorry offense! Brady has happy feet, no trust in his offensive line, no running game, and our wide receivers are dropping like flies,

    Once bb gets the o line up to par, all the other pieces start to fall into place.
     
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  10. MainePatsFan26

    MainePatsFan26 Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    Unless our offense progresses a lot, I see us going 4-2 down the stretch against better competition. My guess is we go 13-3 with the no. 2 seed behind a 13-3 Ravens squad who have the tiebreaker.

    As long as we get a bye, I'm happy. The real yard stick for this team is how much they can grow to be able to figure out a way to beat the Ravens and -- more important -- improve Brady's morale.
     
  11. mgteich

    mgteich PatsFans.com Veteran PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Unbelievable!

     
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  12. mgteich

    mgteich PatsFans.com Veteran PatsFans.com Supporter

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    IMO, the key is getting a bye. If we can't win in BALT, perhaps we simply aren't good enough this year. I expect us to have a great game against them, home or way. This is different than traveling to KC.

    To be clear, I expect us to get HFA.
     
  13. Patstastic

    Patstastic Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    I want Baltimore to lose a few more games. But I want them to be the 2 seed over KC. If the Chiefs beat us, well I don't see another loss anywhere on their schedule. It also appears their defense is getting better. Or maybe Rivers is just that bad.

    Would you rather travel to Baltimore for the Championship game. Or, host KC at home? I know most will say you take the home game. But I still think KC is a bigger threat if they get a 2 seed. This isn't even mentioning the fact KC could still potentially get the 1 seed.
     
  14. 1960Pats

    1960Pats PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    No and no.
     
  15. 1960Pats

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    The Pats had four of their first ten games at home and will finish with four of their last six at home. They're in great position but will probably need the Ratbirds to lose another game to get the top seed. The next three games (Dal, @Hou, KC) will decide everything.
     
  16. IllegalContact

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    nope.....based on how they played against the browns and ravens, they did not.......you'll see, mark my words
     
  17. WHPats

    WHPats On the Game Day Roster

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    This could shape up like 2004 when the Steelers ran roughshod over the Patriots on Halloween, finished 15-1 to our 14-2. They kicked our butts at Heinz field the first time and then NE came back very prepared and motivated and just ran them over in the AFCCG. Only this time Baltimore and NE could both be 13-3 and the Ravens would get HFA.

    For some reason I'm not afraid of playing them again. No matter where the game is. It's very very seldom that the same team beats a Belichick-coached team twice in the same season. I think the last time was against the Ravens in 2012. The Patriots will come in with a much better game plan and they'll be motivated and angry. If the offense could get 2-3 TDs in that game, I could see NE winning by 14+.
     
  18. WHPats

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    I'm sure you're worried about Mahomes, but KC's defense and Andy Reid don't scare me at all in Foxboro. The Ravens don't scare me either, but they're a much tougher opponent due to the fact that their coach has won a Super Bowl before and has had some success against the Patriots in big games, and they have perhaps the NFL MVP of 2019 in Lamar Jackson. Having said that, a lot can happen between now and then. BB will figure this out. The offense will do just enough. These Ravens are not like the 2009-2012 Ravens. That team could throw, run and defend with tenacity. So many were saying Mahomes couldn't be stopped last year and that the Patriots would most definitely lose in the playoffs in Arrowhead, how'd that turn out?
     
  19. Vindicate

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    This defense is built to stifle teams like KC. Ravens match up way better (in their favor). Either way, both are a challenge, but Baltimore presents more challenges for us.

    And yes, Rivers is that bad.
     
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    I think Jackson can be stopped. I don't think Mahomes can. It comes down to that for me. I know there's more than just the QB. But meh.
     

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