AFC East: Four BIG Reasons the New England Patriots are No Longer Scary

June 29, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

For the past eight years the Patriots have come into the season as a heavy favorite to compete for the Vince Lombardi Trophy, and deservedly so.   In 2002, 2004, and 2005 the Pats were coming off of championship seasons. In 2007, New England acquired Randy Moss and gave Tom Brady his first true number one receiver of his career. In 2008, the Patriots were coming off of an undefeated regular season and a last second loss in Super Bowl XLII. In 2009 the team of the decade was getting back it’s starting quarterback from injury for only his second start since his record-breaking 50 touchdown ’07 season.   Now in 2010, the Super Bowl swagger that the Pats bring into the season year after year is gone. They aren’t coming off of any Super Bowls, or undefeated seasons, or free agent acquisitions. The Patriots are coming off of a season in which they were pummelled in a first round home playoff loss by a Baltimore offense whose passing game consis...

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