Agreed 100%.He does, but his skill players are awful. Edelman is the only good one, and the Texans realize just double him and dare the others to do something. They can't. They're locking down everyone. Pats line is bad too. Patriots offense is dead. You can't win like this.
Pats are done folks. The only team that could possibly stop the Ravens are the Chiefs in a shoot out maybe.
An easy walk? Assuming Ravens win out to get the one seed (no guarantee with two division games left and a game at Buffalo) we still have three very good opponents in the AFC - Kansas City (Lamar only has three regular season losses; two are to KC), New England (defending champions and Brady/BB), and Houston (super talented team that might get JJ Watt back and that is starting to get healthy). If we don’t win out that means potentially playing in New England in January. Sure the Ravens have knocked the Patriots out of the playoffs twice before but we’ve also had excruciating losses to them (like 2011 when Lee Evans couldn’t catch the damn game winning touchdown to send us to the Super Bowl and then Billy Cundiff missed the kick to tie the game, or in 2014 when we blew TWO 14 point leads smh). Those fuckers are always a threat. And apart from the contenders, the potential Wild Card teams (Titans, Steelers, Bills) are no joke either.Ravens have an easy walk to the SB. The AFC sucks.
Love is much hotter than Cousins.
I just fail to see what advantage they really have, outside them just being the Patriots - especially on offense. Gronk retired. Their line is not as good as last season, they struggle to run the football - something they were good at last season. Bad at it this season. And Brady looks older. These are all big problems.Why? They're still in the driver's seat for a first round bye and they've avoided tipping their hand against a conference rival, same as they did against Baltimore.
Remember that the Rats will almost certainly have homefield against the Chiefs, unlike when they lost earlier this year, and as things stand right now will against the Pats.I just fail to see what advantage they really have, outside them just being the Patriots - especially on offense. Gronk retired. Their line is not as good as last season, they struggle to run the football - something they were good at last season. Bad at it this season. And Brady looks older. These are all big problems.
Sure, defensively Belichick will mix things up, and they can throw you a curve ball. But the offense really is bad. They're not saving something on that side of the ball. There's just very little there. It's just too hard to win like this. Even last year, they would score points.
They've regressed. I'm not going say they have zero chance to get the SB. The AFC does suck, but at the moment, no way are they the favorites.
They're probably going to see the Chiefs right away. And I really don't love the match up against the Ravens.
The Patriots defense really doesn't match up great against them. I do think they'll do a better job against Lamar than last time, but no one has yet to figure out how to stop him running. Could Belichick have something up his sleeve? Sure.
But Pats don't have that dominant pass rusher to really get after him. Their strength is the secondary. And Lamar isn't going to beat you throwing the ball for 350 yards anyways.
Weather conditions could be a big factor though. If its snow, icey, wet, and hard to run on the field. That can make a tremendous difference. But right now, not a matter of their defense.
This offense is shit.
I actually want the Patriots to sign back crazy Antonio Brown. I do NOT WANT to see the Ravens win another SB. That will make me ill.Remember that the Rats will almost certainly have homefield against the Chiefs, unlike when they lost earlier this year, and as things stand right now will against the Pats.
Footballoutsiders currently puts their SB win odds at 32.6%, more than the next two teams, NE/NO, combined.