Throughout 2008, the New England Patriots have battled the injury bug and have still managed to fight for a playoff spot. Thanks to great coaching, selfless mindsets, and prepared personnel, the Patriots plan to charge into the playoffs with bandages all over franchise.
However, they are going to have to rely on some help from the Chiefs, Cowboys, and Seahawks in order to keep their playoff hopes alive.
The Patriots of 2008 are quite a different team from 2007. Last season, the Patriots were nearly flawless. Shining every down, remaining perfect until one terrible February Sunday evening, the Patriots soared into 2008 with the same winning attitude as they have expressed for many years now.
They still maintain that strong attitude, but the players doing the expressing, are certainly ones that nobody expected to see playing this deep into 2008.