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Postseason Chances: 90 percent
When was the last time the New England Patriots rushed for more than 200 yards in consecutive games? My answer is pure conjecture and without doing research, but it has to be when Curtis Martin was running roughshod out of the backfield.
If the Patriots offense can maintain this type of balance, no other team in the AFC has a chance to dethrone them as conference champions.
More importantly, New England's defense seems to have righted the ship following a couple questionable outings. In Sunday's 31-21 win over the Broncos, Peyton Manning and company did gain more than 400 yards, but they turned the ball over three times.
It is this type of opportunistic defense that New England needs since it doesn't have a ton of talent on that side of the ball.
Look for the Patriots to continue their run over the next four games against the Seattle Seahawks, New York Jets, St. Louis Rams and Miami Dolphins. Heck, New England might end up being 7-2 when they go into what promises to be a huge game against the Houston Texans in mid-December.
Regardless, the Patriots are clear favorites in what has quickly become a weak AFC East.