Post by Crimson Cross on Jan 13, 2012 8:52:54 GMT -5
I honestly think New England will display why they've been front runners for many years and beat the Denver Broncos. This game could be close, but I don't see it being back-to-back weeks of Overtime for the Broncos...
I think the Patriots are vastly overrated this season, fortune victims of weak competitions.
Did you know: the only teams the Patriots faced in the regular season who finished 9-7 or better were the Steelers and Giants. New England lost to them both.
That's a super deceiving stat though.
Chargers finished 8-8 LOST to Pats Raiders finished 8-8 LOST to Pats Jets finished 8-8 LOST to Pats TWICE Dallas finished 8-8 LOST to Pats Philly finished 8-8 LOST to Pats Denver finished 8-8 LOST to Pats
That's 6 teams who WOULD have finished above .500 had the Patriots not beaten them. In your example, you are basically penalizing the Pats for winning these games, using their success against them. If the Pats lose these games your stat becomes 'Did you know: the only teams the Patriots faced in the regular season who didn't finish 9-7 or better were the Dolphins, Bills, Chiefs, Colts, and Redskins. Toughest schedule anyone had all year.'
edit: I believe in Tebow but the Pats are the superior team.