Originally Posted by Gastineau99
It's the typical craptacular regular season Pats team, with a great offense and horrible D, except the offense isn't as good as usual. They have struggled against good defenses this year, and their D won't stop anyone.
Denver is winning 17-3 against a playoff caliber team in Cincy, btw.
Pats are probably in the 2nd tier with the Ravens, Chargers and Steelers. Although, I think the Ravens are garbage this year. Pats are prolly 1 and done tho year, maybe Chargers knock them out.
And Denver blew that lead against a mediocre Bengals team until late in the game.
The Pats have proven they can score big on Denver's D, I would expect any matchup between them to be similar to the shootout earlier in the season.
The Texans are the only team that would be favored over the Pats on a neutral field, and the Bills hung with them through most of the game on the road.
You're vastly overstating the difference between the top AFC teams this season. None of them is unstoppable.