2019 Patriots on pace to break 2007 Patriots’ point differential record

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The Patriots did what they’ve done all season on Thursday night: They won easily.

New England won by 21 on Thursday, following five games that they won by 26, 6, 16, 43 and 30 points. Add it all up and through six games this season, they’ve outscored their opponents by 142 points this season.

And if they keep up this pace through the entire season, they’ll outscore their opponents by 379 points over the course of 16 games. That would be the NFL record for point differential in a season — previously set by the 2007 Patriots, who outscored their opponents by 315 points.

The Patriots have been aided, of course, by playing an easy schedule. But the Patriots’ remaining 10 games have plenty of weak opponents, too. They still get the Jets and Dolphins again, a Browns team that’s been blown out twice this year, and the winless Bengals.

Matching the point differential of that 16-0 Patriots team in 2007 won’t be easy, but this team is playing well enough, and playing a schedule bad enough, that it’s not impossible.

135 responses to “2019 Patriots on pace to break 2007 Patriots’ point differential record

  1. All i hear is schedule this and that you play whos on the schedule plain and simple ppl look for any reason to shade the pats winning so much in a 20 year span will do that 🤔🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆

  2. I love how we all pro-rate early season stats to predict how things will finish. It rarely goes as speculated. This team has glaring weaknesses right now. Injured offensive personnel, banged up offensive line and at best, suspect placekicking. Let’s just concentrate on playing well enough to beat the contenders still left on the schedule, like Dallas, Baltimore, Philly, Houston, Buffalo and oh yeah…KC!

  3. Ugh…they get my Browns in a couple weeks. Browns are in a must-win vs. Seattle this weekend if they don’t wanna be 2-5.

  4. How is it that the Patriots get an easy schedule? They finish first, they win the Super Bowl, and the get an easy schedule. If only the Jets and Dolphins could get their acts together.

  5. Super Bowl notwithstanding it can’t be said enough how good the 07 AFC Champion Patriots really were.

    Something like 9-0 in the regular season against winning teams and 7-0 against playoff teams. That’s sick.

  6. the8man says:
    October 11, 2019 at 9:03 am
    I love how we all pro-rate early season stats to predict how things will finish. It rarely goes as speculated. This team has glaring weaknesses right now. Injured offensive personnel, banged up offensive line and at best, suspect placekicking. Let’s just concentrate on playing well enough to beat the contenders still left on the schedule, like Dallas, Baltimore, Philly, Houston, Buffalo and oh yeah…KC!

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    No offense, but every single one of those teams you listed that NE is supposed to be fearful of like Baltimore or Dallas at home, etc, is kinda funny to me, because those teams don’t have great, layered offenses. NE’s will identify those teams’ identities as they fade away on offense, exposed as their OWN season goes, and NEs D will look good against them, too.

    You don’t seem to get it. NE is allowing under 10 points per game. If they allow under 14 points to Dallas or whoever else you think is some juggernaut, they will have slapped them around, too.

    It’s not going to matter much which offense NE’s D faces other than KCs.

  7. tylawspick6 says:
    October 11, 2019 at 9:01 am
    The joy of watching BB break the NFL after Goodell was hired to cheat them.

    The utter joy of it.
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    Why would Goodell try to sabotage the Patriots? You have no base on that claim, just utter nonsense.

    Because NE is the second highest revenue stream in the NFL?

    Tom Brady’s legacy sells and they push home his age as a marketing tactic?

    Goodell is friends with Kraft.

    Tom Brady’s jersey is STILL the number one selling jersey in the NFL?

    There’s a multitude of reasons the league wants them to win.

    Those pats defenders were literally DRAPED all over the Gs WRs tonight. Not one call for pi, when it was clearly visible contact was being made before the ball even arrived.

    Mike Pereira made the comment that even though a giants reciever was being hanged all over and clear visible contact was happening, it “wasn’t enough of a hindrance” to call PI.

    Funny, I always thought PI is PI. You engaged in contact after 5 yards before the ball got there, its PI. But with the Pats we can now subjectively call PI?

  8. demstopper says:
    October 11, 2019 at 9:05 am
    How is it that the Patriots get an easy schedule? They finish first, they win the Super Bowl, and the get an easy schedule. If only the Jets and Dolphins could get their acts together.

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    If the Patriots have an easy schedule then the rest of the AFC East is even easier minus the games against the Patriots. 🤔

    /logic

  9. Leman Russ says:
    October 11, 2019 at 8:58 am
    Brady being carried by his defense for the 20th straight year.
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    334 yards and 2 rushing TDs = “carried by his defense”

    While far from a superior offensive performance last night there’s a ton of teams that would kill for that type of “defensive” superiority. The Giants being near the top of that list 🙂

  10. terripet says:
    October 11, 2019 at 9:05 am
    Wait till they start playing real teams
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    Said every non-Pats fans for the past 20 years 🙂

  11. Let’s revisit this topic in mid-December after the Pats have played Baltimore, Eagles, Cowboys, Texans and Chiefs. My guess is this won’t be realistic…

  12. Why don’t we wait til they play a team with an offense. I’m not a hater, but this is outlandish considering the competition they’ve faced. Once again weakest division in the league when the seasons over.

  13. NE really really needs Wynn back. His body of work is about 6 quarters long, but he’s miles more talented than Newhouse. Burkhead needs to get healthy soon, and Gordon should take the next game off.

    Really hoping Wynn and Harry are the two that come back from IR, and that we make a splashy signing by the trade deadline.

    Ryan Izzo blocks about as well as my grandmama.

  14. oh please. combined record of the teams they’ve played so far? 7-22. what a great accomplishment. just like all their super bowls*.

  15. demstopper says:
    October 11, 2019 at 9:05 am
    How is it that the Patriots get an easy schedule? They finish first, they win the Super Bowl, and the get an easy schedule. If only the Jets and Dolphins could get their acts together

    The schedules are set 5 years out. Except for which division winners play each other.

    Last season the AFC East played the NFC central
    This year the AFC East played the NFC East

    You can see the division your team plays for the next 5 season
    Then 2 games are determined based on where they finish in the standings
    The Patriots finished first so they play
    The Chiefs, Texans again

  16. amaf21 says:
    October 11, 2019 at 9:16 am
    oh please. combined record of the teams they’ve played so far? 7-22. what a great accomplishment. just like all their super bowls*.

    AGAIN., CRYBABY!!!!

    Who’s played a “tough” schedule???

  17. After the defense spectacularly made the GOAT’s all time record setting performance in Super Bowl 52 moot, and how Tom almost singlehandedly made this team a championship contender with little support from the other side of the ball over the years its great to see them finally pick Tom & the offense up.

    They owe him that much.

  18. Funny, I always thought PI is PI. You engaged in contact after 5 yards before the ball got there, its PI. But with the Pats we can now subjectively call PI?

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    Kind of like the refs taking away an obvious 4th down conversion for the Patriots and likely 7 points with an awful spot.

    Forgot about that one didn’t ya boy? 🙂

  19. If the Patriots win the super bowl again this year, I;[m done with the NFL. What’s the point of watching if the same group of cheaters win the super bowl every year.

  20. rogergoodellmyhero says:
    October 11, 2019 at 9:12 am
    tylawspick6 says:
    October 11, 2019 at 9:01 am
    The joy of watching BB break the NFL after Goodell was hired to cheat them.

    The utter joy of it.
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    Why would Goodell try to sabotage the Patriots? You have no base on that claim, just utter nonsense.

    Because NE is the second highest revenue stream in the NFL?

    Tom Brady’s legacy sells and they push home his age as a marketing tactic?

    Goodell is friends with Kraft.

    Tom Brady’s jersey is STILL the number one selling jersey in the NFL?

    There’s a multitude of reasons the league wants them to win.

    Those pats defenders were literally DRAPED all over the Gs WRs tonight. Not one call for pi, when it was clearly visible contact was being made before the ball even arrived.

    Mike Pereira made the comment that even though a giants reciever was being hanged all over and clear visible contact was happening, it “wasn’t enough of a hindrance” to call PI.

    Funny, I always thought PI is PI. You engaged in contact after 5 yards before the ball got there, its PI. But with the Pats we can now subjectively call PI?

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    Umm, have you looked at the ratings the last few years? They’re dropping faster than the stock market in 1929.

    Are you honestly this dumb? The NFL is the only league obsessed with parity for financial health and balance and they’ll do anything to get it.

    The person in charge of hiring the new commissioner in 2006, was none other than Jets owner, Woody Johnson.

    The jig has been up for years and Framegate II backfired so badly, even the most ardent Pats Hater can see right through it at this point, unless they have a learning disability.

    Owners, GMs, etc, knew the BB/Brady combo was so far ahead of the curve and Kraft was a non-meddling owner, that the train of the 20014-2004 Dynasty wasn’t going anywhere for another 10-15 years, which means you can’t grow the NFL overseas if there is no parity.

    Get it?

    They’ve been wanting to expand and put a team in London for years. China is next, but with falling ratings here, how do you sell it overseas? They’re embarrassed.

    Get it?

  21. Here’s how the NFL’s schedule formula works:

    For the CRYBABIES “Patriots get an easy schedule every year “

    You play 6 games against the other 3 teams in your division.
    You play 4 games against each team in one of the other 3 divisions in your conference. Those divisions are rotated each year. This means you play every team in your conference at least once every 3 years during the regular season.
    You play 4 games against each team in one of the 4 divisions in the opposing conference. Those divisions are rotated each year. This means you play every team in the other conference once every 4 years during the regular season.
    You play 2 games against teams that finished in the same place in their respective divisions as you did in your division (e.g. a 1st place team will play 2 other 1st place teams, a 2nd place team will face 2 other 2nd place teams, etc.). These teams come from your conference and come from the 2 divisions not used in the second bullet above.

  22. pkrjones says:
    October 11, 2019 at 9:14 am
    Let’s revisit this topic in mid-December after the Pats have played Baltimore, Eagles, Cowboys, Texans and Chiefs. My guess is this won’t be realistic…

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    Considering NE’s offense will be healthier AND better by then, with guys coming off of IR and a Bye, yes, it is very realistic. Houston. LOL

  23. Judas,the same old whiners crying about the same ol stuff. I could careless who the Pats play, that defense is good. Not gonna argue the Pats play some weak teams, however not their fault. I want the media and the haters to keep bringing it up that they think this defense is no good. Belichick will use that like nobody can and when the Pats hit the meat of their schedule they will perform. They’re dealing with injuries and adversity and that builds character. Love it.

  24. The 85 Bears and the 99 Ravens played 16 offensive juggernauts consecutively. In fact, there has never been a sub par offense in the NFL until the year 2019 because we all know the NFL has slanted the rules to help defenses in 2019.

    No huddle sarcasm from the shotgun.

  25. When you get every call and the NFL in NY will do anything they can to assist, it becomes a farce. The NFL is in deep trouble if things stay this way – the appearance of giving Pats games and titles is getting real old. When will Kraft be suspended or fined? NFL Media just ignores this.

  26. Baltimore and Dallas dont have great offenses? They are both far better than NE, and thats a fact. Look up the stats and dont count last night’s game because the cowboys and Ravens have not played this week’s game yet.

  27. GoodellMustGo says:
    October 11, 2019 at 9:22 am
    ——
    Kind of like the refs taking away an obvious 4th down conversion for the Patriots and likely 7 points with an awful spot.

    Forgot about that one didn’t ya boy?
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    A Patriots fans complaining about the refs? LMAO, that’s a good one!

  28. The 2007 Pats to the 2019 Pats is an apples to oranges comparison. ’07 was an offensive juggernaut that aided their D by playing from ahead and making the opponent one dimensional. This Patriots team is seriously getting after it on D while the injury depleted offense is trying to work things out. The D is good enough and deep enough that even when the quality of opponent improves they will still be impressive but if the offense doesn’t find it’s way the games will turn into dog fights and the point differential will drop. This o-line as currently constituted is an issue that needs addressing

  29. NFL loves the patriots! How can they finish every year with a 1st place schedule and gets one of the easiest schedules each year?? Million dollar question.

  30. Umm, have you looked at the ratings the last few years? They’re dropping faster than the stock market in 1929.

    Are you honestly this dumb? The NFL is the only league obsessed with parity for financial health and balance and they’ll do anything to get it.

    The person in charge of hiring the new commissioner in 2006, was none other than Jets owner, Woody Johnson.

    The jig has been up for years and Framegate II backfired so badly, even the most ardent Pats Hater can see right through it at this point, unless they have a learning disability.

    Owners, GMs, etc, knew the BB/Brady combo was so far ahead of the curve and Kraft was a non-meddling owner, that the train of the 20014-2004 Dynasty wasn’t going anywhere for another 10-15 years, which means you can’t grow the NFL overseas if there is no parity.

    Get it?

    They’ve been wanting to expand and put a team in London for years. China is next, but with falling ratings here, how do you sell it overseas? They’re embarrassed.

    Get it?
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    LMAO nice logic there but it’s completely wrong. Ratings may have been dropping but the NFL revenue keeps increasing. Get it?

    Speaking of ratings dropping, it’s because people are getting smart knowing that the NFL is fixed like the WWE. Cater to the stars to sell more tix/merchandise, see the Patriots homer who owns over 15 Tom Brady jerseys.

    NFL wants parity but they want $$$$ most of all. They keep implementing rules that cater to the superstars so they can play longer in the NFL.

    If the BB/TB combo post 2004 was so great, how come it took them almost 10 years to win another one?

    NFL has stirred up this drama of the “us vs the world” angle just generate more $$$ and people like you fall for it.

  31. So sick of the lame comments about which team(s) the NFL “wants/doesn’t want” to win/lose.
    Until one of you can tell me for whom or by whom any game is “fixed” I don’t wanna hear it.
    And don’t take the easy out with money; the NFL has plenty to spread around–including the refs.

  32. Leman Russ says:
    October 11, 2019 at 9:28 am
    Baltimore and Dallas dont have great offenses? They are both far better than NE, and thats a fact. Look up the stats and dont count last night’s game because the cowboys and Ravens have not played this week’s game yet.

    Yeah NOT a Fact

    NE has scored 169 points (not counting last night)
    Baltimore 161
    Dallas 131

    Points are all that matters
    Nobody care about yards

  33. How in the heck did the team that won the SB last year get the easiest schedule I have seen any team have in many years, maybe easiest since I have been watching football??? Oh well, Brady plays like that against LA, Detroit, Houston, Colts, Cowboys, Chiefs, et all–might be a different outcome. Brady was off target most of the night until he sailed that beauty to Eddleman. It took him 40 attempts to reach 300 yds. No TDs and 1 pick. Against the Giants D that is not exactly stout. I will need to see more, but we might be seeing the reality that even 42 year old Brady is still a 42 year old dude trying to play NFL football.

  34. Also, is there anyone silly enough to suggest that if the Pats were in the AFC North, NFC East, or AFC East–that they would have been so dominant the last 2 decades??? I dont think so, not by damn sight. They have achieved excellence for a long time, but let’s not pretend they would have hammered the 90s Cowboys, 80s Bears or 70s era Steelers or Cowboys. Those teams were much better. (comparatively speaking, I understand players are way stronger and faster and rules are much different now, I am old enough to remember those teams)>

  35. OH LOOK! The team that has the largest fine ever given to a Franchise and largest fine ever given to a coach for cheating is still dominating!!

    Im sure they arent doing low risk/high reward cheating and circumventing to gain a fraudulent competitive edge. I mean its normal for a team in a league that preaches parity to have such long run of victories (especially at their rigged stadium) and ridiculous stats that support a 20 year “dynasty”.

    Wake up idiots. They are still breaking rules.

  36. terripet says:
    October 11, 2019 at 9:05 am
    Wait till they start playing real teams

    —–

    There is the problem. Other than maybe KC, there are no other “real teams”. Just look at what the Pats did to the Rams top-5 offense in the last SB

  37. rogergoodellmyhero says:
    October 11, 2019 at 9:44 am
    Patriots SOS- .217 the worst in football
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    Patriots W-L record… 6-0 the BEST in football. 🙂

    Now resume your crying. Waaaah! 😭😭😭😭

  38. The Ravens got trucked by the Browns, then barely got by the Steelers in OT with their 3rd string QB.

    The Eagles lost to the Atlanta Falcons for cryin’ out loud.

    The Cowboys couldn’t do anything against NO or GB.

    The Chiefs beat Detroit on a fluke goal line turnover, then lost to the Colts, at home, in embarrassing fashion.

    Houston squeeked by the Jaguars at home and there big win came against Atlanta?

    And the Bills offense isn’t going to scare anyone.

    Is this the murderer’s row that is going to take down NE? Really?

  39. Here come the CRYBABIES

    Spoken like a true Homer. The Pats haven’t played a good offense yet and struggled against a good defense at the Bills so I think I would gain some perspective and stop watching HomerVision the Sports version of Fox News.

  40. Brady was off target most of the night until he sailed that beauty to Eddleman. It took him 40 attempts to reach 300 yds. No TDs and 1 pick. Against the Giants D that is not exactly stout. I will need to see more, but we might be seeing the reality that even 42 year old Brady is still a 42 year old


    “Off target most of the night”

    What were you watching??

    He completed 31-of 41 passes
    He started the 3rd Q by completing 15 in a row
    Then finished the game 20 of 22

    SMH

  41. Brady was off target most of the night until he sailed that beauty to Eddleman. It took him 40 attempts to reach 300 yds. No TDs and 1 pick. Against the Giants D that is not exactly stout. I will need to see more, but we might be seeing the reality that even 42 year old Brady is still a 42 year old

    And you point out “no TD passes “ but left out that he rushed for 2
    And it was his to long passes that got them to the 2 yard line.

  42. I am not entirely dismissive of strength of schedule considerations, even as a Pats fan although I think of it as reparations for that awful 2002 schedule following their first championship.

    I remember the 2011 Packers. Every team they played — even ones that finished with a halfway decent record — was played when the team was either (a) in the middle of a 3-4 game losing streak or (b) starting a rookie QB or new QB the game after the incumbent suffered an injury.

    It was a freak of statistical improbability.

    They ended up 15-1. They should have gone 16 and 0. They lost at Kansas City. KC was not only bad but they had just fired their coach and installed Romeo Crennel as interim. Not only that, they just switched QBs, so Kyle Orton was seeing his first action against the Packers.

    Anyway, to make a short story long, the Packers were beaten soundly at home in the divisional round 38-20 by a team they beat a few weeks earlier when that team was in the middle of a 4 game losing streak: the Giants (who went on to win the SB that year against a defensively challenged Patriots squad that relied on duct tape, smokr and mirrors, and street signings.
    The team was carried by Brady that year).

    So there is cause for concern yes. But the Patriots have their best D possibly ever and so it will all hinge on whether they can get a rhythm on offense. Too many new faces.

  43. vikings28 says:
    October 11, 2019 at 9:39 am
    NFL loves the patriots! How can they finish every year with a 1st place schedule and gets one of the easiest schedules each year?? Million dollar question.

    How many times does it need to be explained how the NFL makes the schedules?

  44. demstopper says:
    October 11, 2019 at 9:05 am
    How is it that the Patriots get an easy schedule? They finish first, they win the Super Bowl, and the get an easy schedule. If only the Jets and Dolphins could get their acts together.

    ************
    If only pigs could fly………..

  45. Vasteelerfan says:
    October 11, 2019 at 9:53 am
    Here come the CRYBABIES

    Spoken like a true Homer. The Pats haven’t played a good offense yet and struggled against a good defense at the Bills so I think I would gain some perspective and stop watching HomerVision the Sports version of Fox News

    So you’re are admitting your STEELERS SUCK even when Ben was healthy when they played the Patriots in week one.

    Brady OWNS your SORRY Steelers

  46. OH LOOK! The team that has the largest fine ever given to a Franchise and largest fine ever given to a coach for cheating is still dominating!!

    Um, the Denver Broncos hold that honor.

  47. Flash little dump offs,he looked average at best,lol with that cupcake lot of nobodies they been playing the offense should average 50 a game.

  48. Wait till they start playing real teams

    So.. Super Bowl? Or that one game against KC, then probably a playoff game against KC, then Super Bowl.

  49. kcflake says:
    October 11, 2019 at 9:23 am
    If the Patriots win the super bowl again this year, I;[m done with the NFL. What’s the point of watching if the same group of cheaters win the super bowl

    **********
    Ok, then buh bye! Bye Felicia!

  50. Man oh man. The hatred in these posts wreaks of jealousy so bad it’s hysterical. It appears that most of the haters aren’t even real NFL fans. If you have ANY intelligence at all, you can go to the actual NFL website and see how the NFL schedule is made and has been made for years. It’s a conspiracy, the NFL wants the Patriots to win, blah, blah, blah. Omg lol. I mean look at the NFL this year, theres prolly a handful of good teams and then a bunch of almost average and then CRAP. Like it or not the Patriots WILL in all likelihood be in the Patriots this year and their offense will be better then it is now and the defense will be better too. GET USED TO IT HATERS, PATS AREN’T GOING AWAY THIS SEASON.

  51. All this moaning about schedule is hilarious. You play who you play. If it’s easy, why isn’t there a different team every year going undefeated because they play an “easy schedule”

  52. Bitch about the offense, ridicule who the defense has played, call Brady over the hill, receivers are crap, O line devastated. Belichick focuses on building a team for a playoff run – again.

  53. It’s all about the greatness of tommy. We will take the scraps off your waived players pile and line them up and smash your favorite team. Tommy even made Danny Amendola look like a winner. Look what Tommy’s doing for Edelman now.

  54. If the Patriots win the super bowl again this year, I;[m done with the NFL. What’s the point of watching if the same group of cheaters win the super bowl every year.
    _______________________________________________________________________________________________

    Then maybe Kansas City can try stopping them this year?

  55. bartpkelly says:
    October 11, 2019 at 10:00 am
    It ain’t crying, it’s just facts … the AFC East as a whole just isn’t that good. Not sure why the team struggles in Miami though…
    ===============
    Again, the Pats record outside of AFCE the past 20 years is better than within the division. People continually point to the AFCE as the major boon for the Pats success when only half their games are played in the division. You don’t go to the playoffs perennially if your success is contained within the division. It’s “statistically challenging” to say the least. And yes, it’s crying to attribute success solely based on the AFCE.

  56. rogergoodellmyhero says:
    October 11, 2019 at 9:40 am
    Umm, have you looked at the ratings the last few years? They’re dropping faster than the stock market in 1929.

    Are you honestly this dumb? The NFL is the only league obsessed with parity for financial health and balance and they’ll do anything to get it.

    The person in charge of hiring the new commissioner in 2006, was none other than Jets owner, Woody Johnson.

    The jig has been up for years and Framegate II backfired so badly, even the most ardent Pats Hater can see right through it at this point, unless they have a learning disability.

    Owners, GMs, etc, knew the BB/Brady combo was so far ahead of the curve and Kraft was a non-meddling owner, that the train of the 20014-2004 Dynasty wasn’t going anywhere for another 10-15 years, which means you can’t grow the NFL overseas if there is no parity.

    Get it?

    They’ve been wanting to expand and put a team in London for years. China is next, but with falling ratings here, how do you sell it overseas? They’re embarrassed.

    Get it?
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    LMAO nice logic there but it’s completely wrong. Ratings may have been dropping but the NFL revenue keeps increasing. Get it?

    Speaking of ratings dropping, it’s because people are getting smart knowing that the NFL is fixed like the WWE. Cater to the stars to sell more tix/merchandise, see the Patriots homer who owns over 15 Tom Brady jerseys.

    NFL wants parity but they want $$$$ most of all. They keep implementing rules that cater to the superstars so they can play longer in the NFL.

    If the BB/TB combo post 2004 was so great, how come it took them almost 10 years to win another one?

    NFL has stirred up this drama of the “us vs the world” angle just generate more $$$ and people like you fall for it.

    2 10 Rate This

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    The revenue is not increasing. Seats are empty all over the league. Goodell is a liar, so the fact you keep believing him, means you’re a naive little guy who waits with cookies and milk by the fire place for the fat man in a red suit on Dec. 24th every year.

    The NFl makes MOST of its money, collectively through TV deals. This means tv ratings are the key to the money the owners expect to share evenly.

    Clearly, Jax plays EVERY YEAR in London because their market in terms of tv revenue blows and their stadium is outdated. Carolina also has this issue now, hence their push for a new stadium.

    And, we know whaat Buffalo’s problem is.

    An unnamed owner a few years ago blew up at a meeting all angry because the returns were not better from the current CBA. It’s true. They expected to make MORE money since 2011 than they have. It’s called greed. It only appears they’re making a lot of money. They are. But ,it’s not to their expectations. Get it, little guy?

    And guess why? Because Bob Kraft’s team in NE is making a mockery of parity. That’s why.

    Did ya see why SD moved to LA ALONG with LA? It will blow up in their face if those 2 teams don’t become better and stay good.

  57. Even when the Pats are dealing with a bunch of injuries they are STILL better than the rest…… I can see why there’s so much anger & depression from other teams fans……
    & that just makes me all that much happier watching them play!!!!
    I guess the Pats really are CHEATERS…. I mean they CHEAT the fans of other teams out of any & all hopes of winning….. that’s got to just ware on some nerves out there…. feel free to discuss!!!

  58. LMAO look at the offenses they have played so far. Most are ranked at the bottom. Cupcake schedule in the first half of the season.

    ___

    YUP! And now they are 6-0 and headed for a division title and probably home field advantage! LOVE IT!

    Too bad your team wont get that and may have to travel to Foxboro and lose.

    HA!

  59. I will admit that I in all honesty would feel better if more of those differential points had been scored by the offense. But wins are wins and they are 6-0. The way this is playing out is comical to watch though. Everyone knows this team has some serious vulnerabilities (cough, oline) and it really does look like a sure bet this is going to burn them, and darn near has a few times now. But then the team keeps escaping. So this has the fans getting heart palpitations, while the haters are being made crazy because it keeps looking like its about to happen and then it doesn’t. Sorry folks but this is football. And no matter what side of this you are on, whether rage or glee, you cannot say you aren’t getting your entertainment value out of it.

  60. rogergoodellmyhero says:
    October 11, 2019 at 8:58 am
    LMAO look at the offenses they have played so far. Most are ranked at the bottom. Cupcake schedule in the first half of the season.

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    That’s true, but what are the Patriots supposed to do about that exactly? They beat the Steelers with a healthy Ben. I don’t think that’s a bad win.

    The defense will get a chance to play against some good offenses before the season is out.

    Side note: The healthy version of the Patriots offense from week 1 with an actual left tackle would have put up a 50 burger last night.

  61. kcflake says:
    October 11, 2019 at 9:23 am
    If the Patriots win the super bowl again this year, I;[m done with the NFL. What’s the point of watching if the same group of cheaters win the super bowl every year.
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    Hmm. I look at this and wonder if I see a Chiefs hater trying to make their fans look bad by posting comments like this on Pats articles. As the Chiefs have become legit so has their own hater base grown so they are getting that stuff now.

  62. richndc says:
    October 11, 2019 at 9:48 am

    Also, is there anyone silly enough to suggest that if the Pats were in the AFC North, NFC East, or AFC East–that they would have been so dominant the last 2 decades??? I dont think so, not by damn sight. They have achieved excellence for a long time, but let’s not pretend they would have hammered the 90s Cowboys, 80s Bears or 70s era Steelers or Cowboys.
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    while your at it … how would the Packers of the 60’s fare against the 90’s Cowboy’s or maybe the 80’s 49ers vs the 70’s Steelers, or 70’s Dolphins vs the 80’s Bears .. on an on, it’s irrelevant

  63. They’ve played arguably the worst schedule in football. The one good team they played, the Bills, had them on the ropes.

  64. SB52 and SB38 are the only Super Bowls in which the Patriots defense didn’t play a huge roll helping them win. Both Rams games were defensive victories. Brady scored a combined 26 points in both games. Only reason they won is because the defense held 2 of the highest offenses in history to 20 points total in both games. Brady’s comebacks against the Falcons and Seahawks wouldn’t have been enough if the defense didn’t hold the opponents scoreless in the 4th quarter while forcing key turnovers.

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    GoodellMustGo says:
    After the defense spectacularly made the GOAT’s all time record setting performance in Super Bowl 52 moot, and how Tom almost singlehandedly made this team a championship contender with little support from the other side of the ball over the years its great to see them finally pick Tom & the offense up.

    They owe him that much.

  65. factschecker says:
    October 11, 2019 at 9:13 am
    NE also plays the @Ravens, @Eagles, Cowboys, @Houston, Chiefs and the currently 4-1 Bills.
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    Soooo you’re saying 16-0………….again.

  66. Pats O is typical for weeks 1-6. Pats were even 4-2 last year after 6 weeks. They lost three more through the season. Brady has been throwing better than last year, when he was constantly behind or off-target; this year receivers are catching the ball in stride, even quick crossing routes. A lot of the “bad throws” are him throwing more balls away and being a better game manager, which works well with the great Defense. Hope Josh Gordon is okay.

  67. Brady OWNS your SORRY Steelers

    Yes he does but you are still not facing the issue here as usual resorting to name calling and schoolboy taunts. They have shown signs of struggling offensively and against the Chiefs that’s not going to work so don’t hide and cry about the refs when they lose….Homer.

  68. Have the PATRIOTS allowed double digit 3rd down conversions yet… For the year. Last I heard teams were only 8-64 after 5 3/4 games. You haters endless crying is annoying. When Matty P was DC it was bend but don’t break and you morons said”look at all the yards they give up”. Now you say they haven’t played anyone, but you said that then to. You are a confused species.

  69. ” is there anyone silly enough to suggest that if the Pats were in the AFC North, NFC East”

    Pats w/ Brady have an over .800 winning % against the AFCN, the highest against any division so yes, if they were in the AFCN they would still be dominant.

    Not sure what the % against the NFCE is off the top of my head but it isn’t bad, over .650 I believe.

    Pats are pretty much .750 against everyone taking out the couple divs that are the high and low anomalies.

  70. Is the offense good enough ? Only time will tell .Is the defense good enough ?Only time will tell .Are the Pats good enough ? Only time will tell. Will the snow this winter be record breaker ?Only time will tell .Get the picture -the schedule is the schedule .The team we see now is not the team we will see 10 weeks from now .This is what we do know the Pats have a history of finishing strong .Does that mean the Pats will be in Miami in February ? Only time will tell.AS for me with fingers and toes crossed I believe they will.

  71. Vasteelerfan says:
    October 11, 2019 at 11:28 am
    Brady OWNS your SORRY Steelers

    Yes he does but you are still not facing the issue here as usual resorting to name calling and schoolboy taunts. They have shown signs of struggling offensively and against the Chiefs that’s not going to work so don’t hide and cry about the refs when they lose….Homer.

    Please , the Chiefs D still sucks.
    They can’t stop the run or the pass

  72. Strong offensive line, good running game with backs that can catch and gain yardage, 3 of the best inside receivers of all time – Gronk, Welker, Edelman – with contributions over the years from Randy Moss, Aaron Hernandez, Brandon Cooks, etc. Josh McDaniels designing great offensive schemes. Brady himself said Aaron Rodgers would throw for 7000 yards with the Patriots. Yup…just “Tommy”….

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    patriotsivan says:
    October 11, 2019 at 10:26 am
    It’s all about the greatness of tommy. We will take the scraps off your waived players pile and line them up and smash your favorite team. Tommy even made Danny Amendola look like a winner. Look what Tommy’s doing for Edelman now.

  73. Patrick Dakota says:
    October 11, 2019 at 11:16 am

    They’ve played arguably the worst schedule in football. The one good team they played, the Bills, had them on the ropes.
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    If the Bills are so good, and the Patriots schedule is puffed up by playing bad teams, shouldn’t the Bills have won that game at home in a route?

  74. vikings28 says:
    October 11, 2019 at 9:39 am
    NFL loves the patriots! How can they finish every year with a 1st place schedule and gets one of the easiest schedules each year?? Million dollar question.

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    It’s a very simple answer…they play in the worst division in professional sports. That’s not their fault. They beat good teams too, when they actually get a chance to play them

  75. So when have you fans of other teams jumped on the chiefs bandwagon? Was it after you realized your favorite team wasn’t good enough and now you are hoping “big brother” will help you?

  76. Vasteelerfan says:
    October 11, 2019 at 11:28 am

    They have shown signs of struggling offensively
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    Which NFL team is not showing some flaw or sign of struggling?

  77. tylawspick6 says:
    October 11, 2019 at 9:01 am

    The joy of watching BB b̶r̶e̶a̶k̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶N̶F̶L̶ ̶a̶f̶t̶e̶r̶ ̶G̶o̶o̶d̶e̶l̶l̶ ̶w̶a̶s̶ ̶h̶i̶r̶e̶d̶ ̶t̶o̶ cheat t̶h̶e̶m̶.̶

  78. 2007 team relied on the offense which choked in the SB by only scoring 14 points against the Giants. This team relies on the defense and special teams and will go 19-0. It will be the most satisfying SB win for Belichick because he can definitively say he didn’t need Brady to win it. Brady is just along for the ride this year.

  79. This defense /STs has scored more TDs than they have allowed. Teams struggle just to get a first down and barely get to FG range on their own. I don’t care who you play against, not letting teams get 1st downs,let alone score, is hard to do.

  80. Harry is eligible to practice Monday and Wynn is not far behind. The line has had injuries, rbs/WRs /TEs have had injuries. Bennett, who has seen his snaps decrease every game isn’t really a factor and is eating up 6.5 mill in cap space. If you think this team will not get better you are fooling yourself. Been there, done that and got the banners to prove it.

  81. factschecker says:
    October 11, 2019 at 9:13 am

    NE also plays the @Ravens, @Eagles, Cowboys, @Houston, Chiefs and the currently 4-1 Bills.
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    One would think NE is going to lose a game sooner or later. I’m confident in saying it will not be to Dallas at home.

  82. kcflake says:
    October 11, 2019 at 9:23 am
    If the Patriots win the super bowl again this year, I;[m done with the NFL. What’s the point of watching if the same group of cheaters win the super bowl every year.

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    One way to avoid it would be to not punt the ball into a teammate’s helmet when playing the Patriots. Other teams should take note of that one.

  83. They have shown signs of struggling offensively
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    Which NFL team is not showing some flaw or sign of struggling?

    Only the ones that lose in a route.

  84. Vasteelerfan says:
    October 11, 2019 at 11:28 am
    Brady OWNS your SORRY Steelers

    Yes he does but you are still not facing the issue here as usual resorting to name calling and schoolboy taunts. They have shown signs of struggling offensively and against the Chiefs that’s not going to work so don’t hide and cry about the refs when they lose….Homer.

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    Let me know when KC’s Defense learns how to stop someone.

  85. crush22 says:
    October 11, 2019 at 11:45 am
    tylawspick6 says:
    October 11, 2019 at 9:01 am

    The joy of watching BB b̶r̶e̶a̶k̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶N̶F̶L̶ ̶a̶f̶t̶e̶r̶ ̶G̶o̶o̶d̶e̶l̶l̶ ̶w̶a̶s̶ ̶h̶i̶r̶e̶d̶ ̶t̶o̶ cheat t̶h̶e̶m̶.̶

    —-

    Okay that’s funny !!
    Good job Colts fan!

  86. How can anyone say they haven’t play anyone? They shutdown the Rams’ offense in Super Bowl LIII and held them to just 3 points. Not to mention, held the Steelers to only 3 points to open the season with Ben Roethlisberger playing. The Bills have a top 3 defense. Buffalo is allowing just 14 points per game. As for the people up above talking about Brady getting carried, remind me who had a defense ranked 31st in total yards given up in 2011, allowed 28 points against the Panthers in Super Bowl XXXVIII, allowed 31 points against the Ravens in the 2014 divisional round game, allowed 41 points in Super Bowl LII, allowed 40 points against the Chiefs last season, and allowed 31 points in the AFC championship game. Belichick needs Brady.

  87. Ever notice the Patriots defense plays without fear? That’s because they know they won’t get penalized for the holding down the arms of the opposing receivers or diving at the legs of the opposing QB.

  88. I hate to break it to everyone but there aren’t enough good teams in the league for anyone to have a tough schedule.

  89. I think we can all admit that Brady is off to a slower start this year given the injuries to O-line and skill players. That said, he has completed 65% of his passes for 1700+ yards, 10 TDs and 3 INTs. Add3 rushing TDs to boot. QB rating of 97.6

    That’s scary because its only going to get better…..

  90. richndc says:
    October 11, 2019 at 9:48 am

    Also, is there anyone silly enough to suggest that if the Pats were in the AFC North, NFC East, or AFC East–that they would have been so dominant the last 2 decades??? I dont think so, not by damn sight. They have achieved excellence for a long time, but let’s not pretend they would have hammered the 90s Cowboys, 80s Bears or 70s era Steelers or Cowboys. Those teams were much better. (comparatively speaking, I understand players are way stronger and faster and rules are much different now, I am old enough to remember those teams)>

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    Completely agree. The only thing I’d change is the 80s ’49ers’. Was a different game back then, but I firmly believe that the 92,93,94 Cowboys teams and the fours 49ers SB teams could and would beat any of the 9 SB Patriots teams. Nine SBs, that is just insane. Having said that, BB is the GOAT hands down.

  91. obsession55 says:
    October 11, 2019 at 11:40 am
    vikings28 says:
    October 11, 2019 at 9:39 am
    NFL loves the patriots! How can they finish every year with a 1st place schedule and gets one of the easiest schedules each year?? Million dollar question.

    ———————————————————————————–

    It’s a very simple answer…they play in the worst division in professional sports. That’s not their fault. They beat good teams too, when they actually get a chance to play them
    —————

    Pretty sure the worst division in the NFL is either the AFC North or NFC East.

    AFC East has (2) potential AFC Playoff teams, and currently two of the top three in the AFC.

  92. Tanking and stinking in the NFL now starts in September so there will be a lot of 11-5 to 16-0 records this year. Just like there is a multiple team race to go 1-15 or 0-16.

  93. Defender grabs the arms of a receiver preventing him from catching the ball……DPI flag thrown

    Patriots defender grabs the arms of a receiver preventing him from catching the ball…..no flag.

    And the Patriots homers complain about the refs. Maybe they complain about how they don’t get enough benefit and that every play that doesn’t go their way needs to have some flag thrown in order to help them win the game.

  94. Patriots, just like the 9ers of the 80’s & 90’s, guaranteed 10 wins because of zero competition.

  95. richndc says:
    October 11, 2019 at 9:48 am
    Also, is there anyone silly enough to suggest that if the Pats were in the AFC North, NFC East, or AFC East–that they would have been so dominant the last 2 decades???

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    The Patriots record against the cream-puff AFC North is better than their record against the AFC East. So yeah….I would say they would have been easily as dominant.

  96. I agree that Pats opponents this far are weak. However every one of those teams wants to be the team to beat New England because no one gives them a chance in the first place. Also the Patriots game plans of offense so far have been very vanilla. They’re treating this part of the season as practice for the latter part. While the naysayers are screaming about look at their opponents, this defense is for real and anyone who has been following NE for years knows this to be true. The injuries are stacking up all over the offensive side of the ball. I believe NE will get it figured out by the time they really need to have it figured out but this NE team will get to where it wants to go on the shoulders of it’s defense. Contrary to all the haters bashing Brady, defense wins Championships and as a Pats fan I don’t have any issues with that. If Brady looks pedestrian all year and hoists another Lombardi at the end of it because of the Pats D. Who will really care.

  97. NE’s six victories are against teams that have a COMBINED win total of 7 games. If you take out the Bills their five wins are against teams that have COMBINED won 3 games. Talk to me when they play somebody.

  98. richndc says:
    October 11, 2019 at 9:48 am
    Also, is there anyone silly enough to suggest that if the Pats were in the AFC North, NFC East, or AFC East–that they would have been so dominant the last 2 decades???
    ——
    Not silly when it’s a true statement.

  99. rogergoodellmyhero says:
    October 11, 2019 at 1:19 pm
    Defender grabs the arms of a receiver preventing him from catching the ball……DPI flag thrown

    Patriots defender grabs the arms of a receiver preventing him from catching the ball…..no flag.

    And the Patriots homers complain about the refs. Maybe they complain about how they don’t get enough benefit and that every play that doesn’t go their way needs to have some flag thrown in order to help them win the game.

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    Why does everyone have conspiracy theories instead of looking at the numbers. There is nothing about the way crews officiate the Patriots that is different than any other team. If you hate a team, of course you start thinking they have an advantage, but they don’t.

  100. inozwetrust says:
    October 11, 2019 at 1:55 pm
    NE’s six victories are against teams that have a COMBINED win total of 7 games. If you take out the Bills their five wins are against teams that have COMBINED won 3 games. Talk to me when they play somebody.

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    Why are people so desperate to point this out. Does it help them sleep at night or something? The NFL season is short and the Patriots will play some good offenses soon enough.

  101. Last year’s champions lost 5 games, all to NON-PLAYOFF TEAMS, so even good teams can struggle, especially on the road, against almost anybody.

    As Bill Parcells said, you are what your record says you are.

  102. bullcharger says:
    October 11, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    Why does everyone have conspiracy theories instead of looking at the numbers. There is nothing about the way crews officiate the Patriots that is different than any other team. If you hate a team, of course you start thinking they have an advantage, but they don’t.
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    Because it’s true and the officials are human. In human nature you cater to the more popular, superstars, etc. Think of how you treat supermodels versus the homeless heroin addict. You only think it’s a conspiracy theory because it puts the Patriots in a bad light…..meanwhile you think Roger Goodell is out to get the Patriots but if you remember, he ordered the spygate tapes to be destroyed.

  103. All these people whining about who the Pats have played don’t seem to want to indicate their opponenets have also been playing a Pats offense that is decimated by injuries and incompetence.
    Their defence is stellar, maybe the question is why is no NFL team able to capitalize on the offensive deficiencies they CLEARLY have?

  104. “Wait till they start playing real teams”

    All NFL franchises are real teams loaded with professional players.

    However…Most of the franchises appear to be rather sucky at what they are supposed to do, especially in 2019. Perhaps the onus should be placed on the crap heap of wannabes, why they can’t perform at the ultimate level and why most pro coaches seemingly lack true football IQ?

    Complaining about the Pats (and it will eventually the Chiefs) truly misses the mark. Time to question why, in the age of parity, so many lame franchises exist…

  105. 10 times out of 73 attempts to convert on 3rd down. It took 5 games. Alot of those were 3 and outs. Teams struggle to even get enough yards to get a 1st down. Go do some research and see the teams that “great defenses” had to play or even the 72 dolphins (the best they faced in the regular season were 8-6,two times). Mahomes/Chiefs were held to 10 points against the colts, so according to haters logic “it’s over”.

  106. When you get every call and the NFL in NY will do anything they can to assist, it becomes a farce. The NFL is in deep trouble if things stay this way – the appearance of giving Pats games and titles is getting real old. When will Kraft be suspended or fined? NFL Media just ignores this.
    ________________

    Of all the crybaby delusional fan bases, the Steelers are the worst.
    The above nonsense is Exhibit A.

  107. The reason the Pats have had it easy for the past 20 years is because beside playing against their own division, the AFC East, they get to play these absolutely cream puff divisions:
    AFC NORTH
    AFC SOUTH
    AFC WEST
    NFC EAST
    NFC NORTH
    NFC SOUTH
    NFC WEST

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