16-0?: Patriots March to History Has Begun

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16-0?: Patriots March to History Has Begun

IconThe other day, I turned on my TV, flipped the channel to the Pats-Dolphins game, and saw Tom Brady hurl the ball toward the end zone from the 50.

For a second, it reminded me of Doug Flutie, the ex-Boston College quarterback and Brady's old teammate.

Different situations for the two quarterbacks, but the same result—as Randy Moss made a magnificent catch in the end zone with two men on him.

I don't know why, but when Moss caught the ball, I started thinking that the Patriots will be undefeated at the end of this season.

And I'm not the only one thinking that either.

Tom Brady is the best quarterback in the NFL.  Period.  Even three years ago, I still thought he was better the Peyton Manning, but without his supporting cast—i.e. Dallas Clark, Marvin Harrison, and Reggie Wayne.

After last year's disappointing AFC Championship Game loss to the Colts, the one thing the Patriots needed were receivers. 

When Reche Caldwell dropped those passes in the end zone, his eyes looked like they were about to explode out of his head.

IconBut with a new receiving corps including Moss, Donte Stallworth, and Wes Welker, is it that crazy to say that Tom Brady will throw 50 touchdowns?  And that Moss will likely catch 20 of them?  And that the Patriots will go 16-0?

I don't think so.

The Patriots are ranked first in offensive yards per game and first in passing yards per game. 

The defense is also exceptional, and is ranked fourth in the league. 

Rushing is a different story.  Starting running back Laurence Maroney isn't having a bad season—it's just that people thought he was going to have a breakout year.

But when your team is undefeated, who cares?  Maroney, Sammy Morris, and Kevin Faulk are all contributors to the Pats' record, no matter what their stats are.

The Patriots are absolutely the best team in the NFL.  They still have to play Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, and the New York Giants—but even those games could be child's play.

Who knows?  Look what they did to Dallas.

Even though I might jinx them by writing this, I truly believe the Pats can make history this season, adding another mark to their already impressive dynasty.

Even if they don't win all of their games, there's no doubt they'll be in Glendale playing for Super Bowl XLII. 

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