DraftDodger wrote: steelerfan513 wrote:
DraftDodger wrote:The perfect Patriots season is a given.
Last I checked, they have 7 games left on their schedule.
Yes, it's unfortunate that they can only get 7 more victories in the regular season; it's too bad that they don't play all 31 opponents so that some nutjob fanboy can't claim that maybe his 5-11 team would've beaten the Pats.
I don't believe that "any given Sunday" applies here; they're in a class by themselves this year. Pittsburgh is the only team left capable of putting up a fight, and no one seriously expects them to win that game (at least outside of Pittsburgh). Pittsburgh barely squeaked by Cleveland (which in itself surprised me; I expected Cleveland to win). With the talent and coaching for the Patriots, anything less than a perfect season (with Super Bowl victory cherry on top) will be underachieving.
But you're right; nobody is handing out trophies yet, or crying in Miami. Yet.
The Colts were 13-0 two years ago. What happened to them? Oh yeah, they lost to a team that didn't make the playoffs in week 14 when they were still trying, and then they lost to the Steelers in the post-season, a team that they demolished 26-7 in the regular season.
I understand that the Patriots are in a class by themselves, but there's no way a 16-0 season is a given. They've played 9 games. What have they won yet besides those 9 games? Maybe we should let them at least finish out the regular season before we decide to crown them champions of life.
The only reason the Browns were still in that game was because of their special teams. Two of their touchdowns wouldn't have happened if it weren't for Joshua Cribbs. The Steelers held an offense that averages 340 yards per game to 163 yards, and Roethlisberger made every single play he needed to to win that game. I'm not saying at all that the Steelers will definitely win that game, but they definitely have the ability to.
My question to you: how is it that a team that has a top five offense combined with the best defense in the league (1st in rushing, passing, and scoring defense) have little to no chance to beat the Patriots?
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