Monday, September 17, 2007

Total Domination

After yesterday’s drumming of the Chargers, there seems to be only 2 questions left about the Patriots’ regular season: whether they will go undefeated and how badly they will beat everyone along the way.

Consider this. In week 1, the Pats beat up upon the lowly Jets, 38-14. However, lowly is hardly the right adjective to use (as I just did), since many experts were pegging them to be about 10-6, only because their schedule is so hard. This week, they pounded the Bolts (also 38-14), who are by no means cupcakes themselves. Barring a week 9 match up with the Colts, this was probably the hardest game that the Patriots have on their slate, and they handled it well to say the least, completely shutting down LT and running passing drills all over the vaunted Chargers D.

In 2004, the Patriots turned heads by winning 16 straight games (including the postseason). This year, they have an easier schedule and instead of Deion Branch and David Givens, the Golden Boy has Randy Moss, Wes Welker, and Donte Stallworth as his targets.

Maybe they’ll be at a slight disadvantage since they can’t cheat anymore, but I wouldn’t be betting against them.