acmillis wrote:Three out of 4 at home to end the season...works for me.
IMO, if Brady is playing, we have no chance against NE, so I'm glad we play them on a short weak.
I would never say we no chance against ANY team in the NFL, right now!! Traveling teams don't fare very well on the short week of TNF games.
Indeed. The Patriots started 2-2 or worse in three of their four Super Bowl-winning seasons, which is probably why people tend to think of them as slow-starters. Thought it's really not an accurate label given their 42-14 record (.750) in the first four games of seasons since 2002 is the best in the NFL.
Either way the Pats have a bit of a gauntlet their opening series. They have to take on the Chiefs, who are a very tough team, then play the high powered Saints in the Dome, then player Houston. Texans actually fared very well against the Pats in the playoffs despite the final score. Brady went 18-38, 287 YDS, 2 TD, 2 INT. If Houston would only have a competent QB.... Then they face the Panthers- and who knows which Panthers team they'll get next year. It's a tough slate of opening games.
Meanwhile we'll be coming off of a humbling defeat or a soaring win when the Giants visit us. It will also be our second home game in a row, so no travel.
Granted, these are all little things. But hey, against the Pats I'll take all the little things I can. Four of the six TNF games tha Pats have played in were decided by 3 points or less (3-1). The other two were blowouts of the Dolphins and Texans but they were also in Foxboro.
I mean at the end of the day the Pats are the best franchise in the NFL with the all time GOAT. There's no getting around that. But hey, even they lose games. And to be the best you have to beat the best. Bring it on.