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Old 12-25-2016, 08:36 PM
 
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The AFC championship game will be Patriots vs Chiefs. It will be a good matchup. Patriots offense vs Chiefs defense. I am looking forward to it!


GO CHIEFS!!!
Chiefs defense without Derrick Johnson won't be able to handle Pats offense and that vanilla Andy Reid offense will get shut out by Pats defense number 1 scoring defense in NFL
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Old 12-26-2016, 02:39 AM
 
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Chiefs biggest strength is that they can sometimes but together complete games in all three phases. They seem to be able to do that as often as anyone.

Steelers have five losses but they are peaking at the right time. They should have a seven game winning streak going into the playoffs.
Chiefs don't put together "complete games" more than other teams...that offense prior to the Denver game has been decidedly average only scoring over 21 points 3 times in the last 8 games....unlikely they can out score the Pats

Pats are also peaking and should also have a seven game winning streak heading into the playoffs with 3 of the Pats last 4 games against teams with winning records while Steelers will have faced only 1 team with winning record out of last 4

Pats have a better defense than Steelers and Brady is 8-2 against them lifetime.....

It's the playoffs and anything can happen but Pats will be heavy favorites against any AFC team they face in playoffs
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Old 12-26-2016, 10:11 AM
 
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Chiefs don't put together "complete games" more than other teams...that offense prior to the Denver game has been decidedly average only scoring over 21 points 3 times in the last 8 games....unlikely they can out score the Pats

Pats are also peaking and should also have a seven game winning streak heading into the playoffs with 3 of the Pats last 4 games against teams with winning records while Steelers will have faced only 1 team with winning record out of last 4

Pats have a better defense than Steelers and Brady is 8-2 against them lifetime.....

It's the playoffs and anything can happen but Pats will be heavy favorites against any AFC team they face in playoffs
I believe the chiefs do when you factor in special teams. I'm not saying it happens a lot for any team. It's a rare event but Chiefs are certainly capable with their solid special teams. But think Pats against the Texans earlier in the year, that was a complete team victory. Offense wasn't spectacular but all three phases of the team clicked to go.e away with a shut out victory. Chiefs had a similar showing against the Texans last year and have had similar games this year. Chiefs won't win many shoot outs no argument their. But if they get a special teams score, a special teams turnover and a good defensive effort they can be a threat to anyone. The offense is not as anemic as say the Broncos of Jets.
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Old 12-26-2016, 10:15 AM
 
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It's the playoffs and anything can happen but Pats will be heavy favorites against any AFC team they face in playoffs
I'm simply telling you Steelers and Chiefs are the only two teams that will have a shot at beating the Pats. I would not be surprised if either beat the Pats. Now, the other 3 teams? That would be an upset the size of Pats over Rams or Giants over Pats.
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Old 01-01-2017, 02:15 PM
 
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With today's win over the Dolphins, Bill Belichick has led the Patriots to 14+ regular season wins in five different seasons.

Since the NFL expanded to a 16-game schedule for the 1978 season, NFL teams have collectively completed a total of 1113 seasons. One team has won 16 games (the 2007 Patriots, of course), six teams have won 15 games (most recently the 2015 Panthers) and 20 times a team has posted a 14-win season. So only 27 times has a team won 14 or more regular seasons, or about 2.4% of all individual team seasons played.

The Patriots also won 14 games in 2003, 2004 and 2010.

The coach with the second-most 14+-win seasons is George Seifert, who lead the 49ers to 14 wins three different times. Mike Ditka and Joe Gibbs also did it twice (one of Ditka's was a 15-win season), as did Don Shula - the first of his two coming in the Dolphins' perfect season of 1972 with a 14-game schedule.

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Shula isn't the only coach to lead a team to 14 wins before 1978. Guy Chamberlin coached the 1926 Frankford Yellow Jackets to the NFL championship with a 14-1-2 record, their only loss coming 7-6 at home against the Providence Steam Roller - they avenged the loss by beating the Steam Roller, at Providence, the very next day by a score of 6-3.
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Old 01-01-2017, 02:23 PM
 
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Impressive is Brady with 28 TDs and 2 INTs in a shortened season. You look at all these QBs with double digit INTs, hard to be at the top of the heap with those in your stats.

You have to admire Patriots for what they accomplish year in and year out, a very successful franchise. I can't get into all the other arguments about why fans hate the Patriots.
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Old 01-01-2017, 04:07 PM
 
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Impressive win in South Florida for the Pats today against a playoff caliber opponent.

Michael Floyd showed up huge....assuming Mitchell and Amendola can both suit up in 2 weeks the Pats have an embarrassment of riches in the receiving corps....most talented group of receivers Brady has ever had....even without Gronk

Throw in James White and Deion Lewis receiving out of the backfield and I don't see how any defense in the playoffs can stop the Pats offense....certainly not on the AFC side at least....
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Old 01-01-2017, 04:36 PM
 
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Falcons on the NFC side maybe. I would say Rodgers but the secondary is so up and down with their young players, not sure Packers can do much damage IF they get in the playoffs tonight! Even with great passing games, defense is still important in the playoffs.
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Old 01-01-2017, 04:45 PM
 
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Falcons on the NFC side maybe. I would say Rodgers but the secondary is so up and down with their young players, not sure Packers can do much damage IF they get in the playoffs tonight! Even with great passing games, defense is still important in the playoffs.
Falcons? Defense? They don't have one....

Seriously if the Packers make the playoffs the 2 WORST defenses in the playoffs will belong to the Packers and Falcons...

Offensively both teams can score with the Pats but the Pats defense is MUCH better than either of those teams..

Seahawks, Giants and Cowboys defenses would worry me in the SB.....Falcons and Packers not at all....
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Old 01-01-2017, 05:41 PM
 
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Seahawks are not the team they were, barely beat the 49ers today, who aren't a strong team. Packers beat them 38-10 a few weeks ago. Giants and Cowboys, yep, they are a concern.
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