NFL  > General NFL  > Should They Go Ahead And Give SB Trophy To The Pats??
December 10, 2010, 12:43 PM
Guess they will have to play the SB in Dallas this year to keep JJ happy.... he's wanted a SB in Dallas forever. But can any team stop the Patriots? After they destroy the Bears this wknd in Chicago.... who is left to stop them in the AFC? And which NFC team can compete with them??? It's looking more and more like another ring for Brady this season. Just hope the SB isn't a blow-out!! But the Pats have been whipping most teams lately like a rented mule!!
December 10, 2010  12:49 PM ET

Who said they'd destroy the Bears? They still have to play the game, and anything can happen between now and then. Brady could get his leg broken, or his pretty face mangled......I wouldn't count on them winning anything until they actually win it.......:-)

December 10, 2010  01:19 PM ET

that's true... they were looking at an undefeated season - a perfect season a few yrs ago until they ran into the giants in the SB. but they are playing awesome football right now, especially at home. if.... and that's a big if, they dominate the bears in chicago this wknd, it's looking pretty good for them, but anything can happen.

December 10, 2010  01:22 PM ET

In 2005 the Colts looked unbeatable. They blew Pittsburgh out on a Monday night in November.

We went back there for the divisional round and dominated them most of the game. It was only Pete Morelli's blown call with 6 minutes left that gave them any chance at all.

Just because you beat someone in the regular season doesn't mean you'll beat them in the post season.

December 10, 2010  01:42 PM ET

Sadly one of the small triumverate of Welker, Woodhead, or Branch will go down with an injury and this will upset the balance they have in moving the ball. These guys are small and just get hurt by the pure physics. Book it.

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December 10, 2010  03:06 PM ET

As for me, I'm going for the Bears.
I don't have much use for Bellicheat or 'Pretty Boy Floyd' Brady. Just something about them that irks me.

December 10, 2010  03:24 PM ET

18-1. Thats all I got to say.

December 10, 2010  06:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Who said they'd destroy the Bears? They still have to play the game, and anything can happen between now and then. Brady could get his leg broken, or his pretty face mangled......I wouldn't count on them winning anything until they actually win it.......:-)

I agree with this statement. The Patriots haven't won anything yet. And I don't see us destroying the Bears this weekend not with the bad weather forecast and bad field. Let's play Chicago and see how that game goes. The Bowl is too far away to even think about.

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December 10, 2010  08:17 PM ET
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Their cheating ways maybe?

Brady and Bellichick are the only two I really don't have any use for. That what you mention for one thing.
As for the team and their emblem, I have no problems with those.

December 10, 2010  09:35 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Brady and Bellichick are the only two I really don't have any use for. That what you mention for one thing. As for the team and their emblem, I have no problems with those.

Sometimes it is because a team is good that makes them targets. You dislike those two because of what they bring to the table. Really its because they are good that they are hated. I don't like Peyton Manning. He is a tremendous qb, but I can't stand him none the less.

December 10, 2010  09:37 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Yeah, I heard some talk about the field being very bad as a result of the weather this morning on ESPN. You would think it favors the defense, which is already good. Should be interesting, and I would never count the Bears out. The lowly Chargers only lost by 3 to them.

I have a lot of respect for the Bears defense. They are tone setters. And the weather and field will help them a bit. It could hurt them too. Bad weather normally helps the offense.

December 11, 2010  08:29 AM ET

This is the team that lost to Cleveland 2 weeks ago, right....???

December 11, 2010  08:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Who said they'd destroy the Bears? They still have to play the game, and anything can happen between now and then. Brady could get his leg broken, or his pretty face mangled......I wouldn't count on them winning anything until they actually win it.......:-)

Agreed. Weren't the Pats supposed to go 19-0 a few years back?

December 11, 2010  09:17 AM ET
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I have a lot of respect for the Bears defense. They are tone setters. And the weather and field will help them a bit. It could hurt them too. Bad weather normally helps the offense.

Really? I see it as more TO or takeaways as, Urlacher likes to call it, for the defense. Bad conditions to throw in, and running is just a mess.

December 11, 2010  09:58 AM ET
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Really? I see it as more TO or takeaways as, Urlacher likes to call it, for the defense. Bad conditions to throw in, and running is just a mess.

For a down field offense yes. Not for a short passing game. Going forward is easier than going backwards and turning to run with a player.

December 12, 2010  11:05 AM ET

bump

December 12, 2010  10:09 PM ET

REALLY? Just because the Pats have played 2 good games in a row, you're coronating them as SB champs already? Remember, when the playoffs start, ALL TEAMS ARE 0-0...... In 2004, the Steelers went undefeated after Roethlisberger took over for Maddox...they blew out the Bills in Orchard Park, playing almost entirely with backups.....they were the most impressive #1 Seed going into the playoffs in the past 10yrs. They had blown out both the Pats and Eagles, who were both undefeated, in consecutive games....during the regular season. Yet, Roethlisberger injured his throwing hand and looked completely "out of gas" once the playoffs started. They barely squeaked by the Jets and you know what happened in the AFCC game.....

So....just because the Pats played a PERFECT game against the Steelers earlier this year, don't necessarily assume the same will happen in the playoffs. Besides the Steelers, there are a few other AFC teams that match up well against Brady and the Pats ( Baltimore, SD, Indy (usually), and don't forget the Jets, who are 1-1 for the season against them ).......

December 13, 2010  09:15 AM ET

Well, they did destroy the Bears, but I still wouldn't crown them anything. Make them earn it......someone may just come along and catch fire and knock them out of it altogether, and Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Atlanta, Philly, NYG, Indy,(if they make the playoffs) and maybe even GB , could do just that. In my opinion, Philly and Pittsburgh have the best chance, although Atlanta is no slouch either, but they don't have much history in the playoffs.

No one expected the Giants to beat NE in the SB a few years ago either, but they did. So, anything could happen.

 
December 13, 2010  09:36 AM ET

maybe a pats/falcons SB is in the works. GBay is struggling, but not sure how long their QB is out. Philly looks good too. can't write off Pittsburgh or even Indy. both play the pats a close game, but the pats seem to be peeking at a good time. dallas looked good last nite... they fought back and took the lead late.... something they haven't done much of early this yr. if that defense could have held philly that last drive.... 3 and out, then maybe we come back and win it.

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