V-unit wrote:The Patriots have an awesome D but remember this the teams you just metioned have great RBs behind those QBs and will use them to their strength.KC will not win with that weak Defense and Indy has a pretty solid D to contend for the Championship run.Also NE has alot of young players on their D and for many of them this will be their first playoff action.I just cannot see Brady pass that succesful in the playoffs against a quick D like the Colts or maybe the Broncos.Boy i sure cannot wait until the weekend.
Have you watched the Pats at all this year? Seriously? Yeah, there's young guys on the D, but it is fully of guys like Ty Law, Harrison, Ted Wahington, Willie McGinest, Vrabel, Brushi, Ted Johnson, etc. They ain't spring chickens.
I believe the Pats only let one guy get 100 yards on them this year--correct me if I'm wrong. That was Clinton Portis, in the game that was discounted because Plummer was out. Well, so too was the Pats' best run stopper Ted "three-man" Washington and the best DE/DT in the league, Seymour. The Pats D is amazing.
And, Brady isn't a great QB, but he just wins. It's not always pretty--often it isn't--but the guy is unflappable.
By the way, the running game that is being riddiculed is better. Smith and Faulk have been running very well of late, especially Smith, and they can run when they need to. They use the short passing game as a running attack.
People really are also overlooking what the first seed means. A bye. Then, they play at Foxboro where they are 8-0. They've had several shutouts this year. And the grass there is so chewed up it slows down teams. Manning and Marvin et al will not outrun the Pats there. It's not in the dome.