Originally Posted by nhzoso
Problem is teams are considered competitive till after they get beat down by the Pats.
Exactly.. I'm hearing more and more, "well NE has only played mediocre teams so far," which is true of two of the four they've played (obviously the Jets and Bills) while the other two were supposedly serious contenders. Obviously they've proved to be otherwise, but that doesn't mean the Pats have gone into every game thus far expecting
some 21 point or more blowout.