Originally Posted by Arkie
Why is everybody so scared of the Patriots? I've always thought their dynasty (8 years ago) was over-rated anyway. The 2001 Pats were just a lucky Cinderella team at first. They won a controversial playoff tuck rule game. Then they were 14 point underdogs in the SB. They even missed the playoffs in 2002. The dynasty never really began until 2003 and it ended in 2004.
Not counting Denver, the Pats are the best team in the AFC. Yes we should be able to beat them in the playoffs, but in no way is it a slam dunk. The harder you make it on them, the better. After Denver, they are the team to beat. They are dangerous.