With the Broncos losing yesterday we have a great chance t securing home field throughout if we sweep the next 3 games. How possible do you think that is realistically speaking? Even more how likely do you think it is we win this week against the dolphins?
Full thoughts on the playoff push are here.
As for the Dolphins this weekend, I can’t remember being this excited for a game at the end of the season in a long time. It’s there for the taking, which is really unbelievable considering everything this team has been through.
I re-watched the first Dolphins game last night and I think the Phins know what kind of opportunity this is for them and really, their playoff lives are on the line. We’ll get their best. And if you only watched the first half of the first game, it was Miami that was dominating.
Their run game is clicking and I expect we’ll see a heavy dose of that. Hopefully Siliga can play up to the potential we saw last week. Pats will also have Talib this time around, they didn’t have him in the first one, so I expect he’ll draw Mike Wallace on plenty of snaps.
The biggest problem might be Clay, can Jamie Collins matchup with him now? How about Dane Fletcher?
In all, this game has the chance to be one of the crowning wins of the 2013 season. But even a victory over the Dolphins won’t help them next week against the Ravens, we can talk about that next week.
As always, expect this one to go down to the wire. I think we’ll either see one of two storylines: the Pats finally gel on the road and put together their best game of the season, or the injuries finally catch up with them and they fall short.
Either way, this is a defining game of the season, if not THE defining game.
Friday Q&A is a go! What’s on your mind my Pats brethren?
The Friday column is up, with the Pats now having the first overall seed in the AFC within their grasp if they win out. But one loss could send them all the way down to third…
FRIDAY! Huge game this weekend, this day is going to draaaaagggg….
Pats’ pass rush numbers remain sub-par, they’ve been in the early-20’s as far as these rankings go for some time now. Ninkovich did sneak on to the top edge rushers for last week, but otherwise, no Pats.
If the New England Patriots can’t find a way to get off the field on third down, it will end their season. For this offense to score points they will need as many possessions as possible. If teams continue to convert on third down, it will keep Tom Brady and the offense off the field. Especially if the defense continues to fall in their turnover rankings.
Tedy Bruschi’s defensive index - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston
Really think the defense will look a lot better once Dennard is back in there full time. He’s really been underrated the last two seasons, and not far behind Talib. They also need better pass rush from their sub-packages. I love Andre Carter, but wouldn’t mind seeing Michael Buchanan get back in there with another shot. Pats need to do something different on third downs this week.