Try Sean lee, Bruce Carter, Phil Coasta, Barry Church, Jay Ratliff, Mike Jenkins, Coleman, Demarco Murray.
They are 11-2. Relax with the overreacting or over reaching on the hate. The Pats lost to the Cardinals earlier in the year. They must be Pretenders as well. They both are elite teams this year. They both are Contenders. Let the Playoffs sort it out.
the patritos havent lost a game in the seocnd half in years, i think people are making to big a deal over one loss
let's change the fickle power ranking b/c a roster stayed the same but a record changed. Why was anybody surpised by what happened last night?
There are about 30 teams out there that would kill to be pretenders right about now
Come on man do some research before saying dumb stuff like "Cushing is the only person yall are missing"
Maybe a pretender, but they're a top 3 team in the AFC for sure.
The Patriots have won a game 45-3 in the regular season, just to lose to them in the postseason.
I think people are making way to big of a deal over one loss.
Having said that, I think the Patriots are definitely the better team.
This is a different team than the one who lost to the Jets.
Belicheck is now using a 5 man front often with linebackers and a safety close to the LOS. Wilfork is a load in a 3-4 and now a significant mismatch with a 5 man front. Belicheck is forcing breakdowns on the opponents OL and the opposing QB has make quick decisions while relying on an accurate, short passing game which requires a lot of patience. QB's in this league aren't used to this and CB's are being left one on one without much fear.
The Pats aren't giving up many points anymore and with an offense which scores non-stop with only one TE, I think they're winning it all.