Just a few weeks ago, New England Patriots' fans were wondering how their team was going to survive a brutal three-game stretch that saw them play the likes of the Steelers, Giants and Jets. Now, it appears that—at least on paper—New England has survived the rough waters of their schedule.
From this point forward, the Patriots statistically have the league’s easiest remaining schedule, a point mentioned by Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth during the Sunday Night Football telecast.
At first glance, it’s not unrealistic to think New England could run the table the rest of the way. For starters, the Chiefs have fallen off the wagon again with consecutive losses to the likes of the Dolphins and Broncos (something tells me Tom Brady will complete more than two passes against Kansas City).
From there, who will really challenge New England? The Dream Team Eagles continue to look like a nightmare. The Broncos have a JV quarterback in Tim Tebow. The Colts are winless. The Redskins and Dolphins are mediocre at best, and the Bills are plummeting.
As long as the Patriots continue to take it one game at a time (which they must, with such a depleted defense), they should be able to pile up the wins on their way to the playoffs.