- 08/17/2011, 06:08PM ET
JimJ77 Can't make it up said 08/17, 06:22 PM
@Miami - W
vs San Diego - W
@Buffalo - W
@Oakland - W
vs NY Jets - W
vs Dallas - W
@Pittsburgh - W
vs NY Giants - W
@NY Jets - L
vs Kansas City - W
@Philly - L
vs Indy - W
@Washington - W
@Denver - W
vs Miami - W
vs Buffalo - W
Pats finish 14-2. Same as last season. I was thinking 12-4 or 13-3 and then I looked at the entire schedule and its tough to find losses on that schedule. The BYE also comes at a perfect time for them.
Good Luck DJ.
DJRoxalot said 08/17, 07:56 PM
They are still a very good team but I doubt they repeat that 14-2 record from last season.
I just don't think they go 8-0 at home again. The schedule is a lot tougher than you think it is, Jim. SD and Indy are not exactly teams that will lay down in New England.
They also have games @ Philadelphia and @ Pittsburgh. Plus the always tough rivalry games in the AFC East.
Tom Brady was awesome last season but I don't see him repeating that kind of season again.
There are definite questions surrounding the acquisitions of Chad and Big Al Haynesworth. How they will mesh with the team and their chemistry is something . Both moves were definitely surprising to most football fans. Even you, don't lie.
Since you didn't use all your characters? I won't either.
BRING IT, JIM-BRONI!!!!
JimJ77 Can't make it up said 08/17, 09:04 PM
Nothing surprises me anymore with regards to Belichick and the moves he makes. I thought there was a great shot Chad landed in NE due to his relationship with Belichick. Lets get to the games.
San Diego/Indy at NE
I don't think its a stretch to say Brady goes 8-0 at home, especially now that he's done it 3 straight years. He's won 28 in a row at home in the regular season. But I only have to argue they beat SD and Indy at home.
I do consider SD and Indy very good teams, but I don't consider them elite like they once were. These teams not laying down has nothing to do with them winning. I believe NE to be superior to both and I see them winning at home where they are almost unbeatable.
Listen, I have all the respect in the world for Pittsburgh. They are an elite team and have been for quite some time, but they simply dont match up well with NE.
Brady is 6-1 vs Pitt and has averaged over 30 pts per game against them. Including a 39-26 thumping in Pitt last year.
Brady will spread that defense out and pick them apart as usual. Football is all about matchups and the Pats match up very well with Pitt.
Pats coming off a bye and rested win.
DJRoxalot said 08/18, 12:11 PM
Forget to count, Jim? The Pats went 5-3 at home in 2008 and last I checked, the NFL regular season hasn't started, much less been completed. They haven't had 3 straight or consecutive 8-0 seasons. The Pats are currently 21-3 over the last 3 seasons. They are due for a home loss and they have several games that are difficult.
The Chargers are a dangerous team. They re-signed Vincent Jackson and he is a dangerous weapon for Phillip Rivers who missed him the majority of last season. They only lost, 23-20 to the Pats without Mister Jackson and Malcolm Floyd in that game. Yet Rivers still completed 34 of 50 passes for 336 yards, 1 TD to 1 INT. Rivers was throwing to Patrick Crayton, Antonio Gates, Darren Sproles and Craig Davis. Expect a different outcome this year with his offensive talent back on the field.
The Colts lost by a FG also last year, 31-28. Manning will be in mid season form by the time this game rolls around and I think they win. He threw for 396 yards the last time they played and he also gets Dallas Clark and Antony Gonzalez back. That will be a huge plus for the Colts and Manning. It gives him more offensive talent in his arsenal.
JimJ77 Can't make it up said 08/18, 01:48 PM
Ok, I never said Pats were undefeated 3 straight years. I said Brady was, and he is. He's won 28 in a row at home during the reg season.
The Chargers did only lose 23-20, but don't forget, they were down 23-6 in the 4th qtr of that game. Most of Rivers numbers came in the 4th qtr, when the Pats defense was playing safe. The Chargers make a nice comeback, but they still lost, and they lost in San Diego. This time the game will be in NE. Tough game for SD to travel east and win. Pats win.
Another game where the Pats won by a FG was vs the Colts. And another game where the Pats were up big in the 4th qtr. They were up 31-14, and once again played safe on defense, which led to Manning putting up nice numbers. But once again, Pats won. The Colts secondary looks a little thin this season, and I think Brady an Co. can take advantage.
The teams you listed will have guys back, but of course that means the Pats will have guys back. The secondary will receive a big boost in the return of Bodden. The defensive line will be majorly upgraded from last season. It will be tougher for these two teams to make comebacks on that defense this season.
Pats win both at HOME.
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