Monday, August 11, 2008

NFL Preview Show Extravaganza: New England Patriots

With the exception of two teams in the NFC, we're done. Don't worry, we'll do the Packers and the Bucs eventually. I only ask that you stay patient. In the mean time, we turn our attention towards the AFC. This week, we focus on the AFC East. Today, our attention is turned to the AFC champions, the New England Patriots.

It's hard to believe that the 2007 Patriots were one win away from finishing the season (both regular and post) undefeated. Had the Patriots not lost the Super Bowl to the New York Giants, no doubt people would be speaking of the Pats as though they were the greatest team of all time.

Everybody would view them under a favorable light. Tom Brady might possibly be declared the best quarterback of our time and maybe of all time. Randy Moss would make his presence felt in the future among the voters in Canton. Bill Belichick would have silenced all the critics from the Spygate controversy. Had the Patriots won, who knows what we would be saying now.

The Patriots open up the 2008 regular season at home when they face the Kansas City Chiefs. At home, the Patriots will face Arizona, Pittsburgh and Denver. On the road, the Pats will face Indy, San Francisco, San Diego and Seattle.

Now it's time for the always popular burnin' questions (yearbook style):
  • Number of kids Tom Brady will have (not including his first): 3

  • Names of those kids: Tom Jr., Bill and Skippy (Okay, I wanted the third one to be funny)

  • Number of passing yards for Brady: 4124

  • Touchdown passes: 38

  • Interceptions: 14

  • Rushing yards for Maroney: 1023

  • Leading receiver: Randy Moss

  • Total receiving touchdowns for Moss: 14

  • Any love for Welker: Only if he grows the mustache again

  • One word to describe the defense: un-dominant

  • Coolest names (Top 3): Stephen Gostkowski, Mike Vrabel, Adalius Thomas

  • 80s song to best describe team: Lost in Love- Air Supply

  • In 2008, the Patriots will: Win the division (Groan)

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