2010 New England Patriots: The Moment of Truth Is Nearing

November 6, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The AFC is stacked this year. We figured that would be the case coming in.
There are several teams vying for the top spot. We assumed that, too.
At the end of Week 8, the New England Patriots hold the top spot. We didn't plan on that. Nobody did.
Not after the defense was shredded by rookie quarterback Sam Bradford's St. Louis Rams and the New York Giants in the preseason. Not after the team took the field and gave up 30 points to a hapless Buffalo team.
And definitely not after the team seemingly went full-fledged into 2011 preparation mode by trading Pro Bowl receiver and fan favorite Randy Moss to the Minnesota Vikings.
We were wrong. The team won with that defense, and without that receiver.
They won again. And again. And now they are the only NFL team at 6-1. The reigning champion New Orleans Saints didn't make it. The Indianapolis Colts didn't, either. The preseason favorite Dallas Cowboys came up a game, or two, or five short.
But the tide has ...

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