coleryan Posts:13458 Followers:19
01/11/2014 03:54 PM

ABOUT THE PATRIOTS (12-4): Multiple injuries to Gronkowski and the departure of Wes Welker to free agency has left New England scrambling to cobble together an effective passing attack and it's reflected in the numbers - Brady's 25 touchdown passes and 87.3 passer rating are his lowest since the 2006 season. Converted college quarterback Julian Edelman helped fill the void with 105 receptions - nearly tripling his previous career high - and 1,056 yards, but the Patriots have shown an increasing reliance on sledgehammer running back LeGarrette Blount, who rambled for 265 yards and four touchdowns in the last two games. The defense, which lost Pro Bowl tackle Vince Wilfork and middle linebacker Jerod Mayo to season-ending injuries, suffered another blow when third-leading tackler Brandon Spikes was placed on injured reserve.

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coleryan Posts:13458 Followers:19
01/11/2014 03:54 PM

Last dozen playoff seasons, underdogs of more than a TD not profitable ATS

Seattle best net yards per play in League
Saints 3rd best net yards per play in League

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coleryan Posts:13458 Followers:19
01/11/2014 03:54 PM

Brady, who is 11-3 at home in the postseason, needs three TD passes to surpass Brett Favre (44) for the second-highest total in playoff history.

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coleryan Posts:13458 Followers:19
01/11/2014 03:54 PM

Seattle outgained opponents by 1046 yards on the season
New Orleans outgained opponents by 1500 yards on the season

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coleryan Posts:13458 Followers:19
01/11/2014 03:55 PM

Colts OLB Robert Mathis led the league with 19.5 sacks during the regular season and had a pivotal strip-sack in last week's victory.

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coleryan Posts:13458 Followers:19
01/11/2014 03:55 PM

Seattle: defense has yielded the least yards passing in league

Seattle: +20 turnover differential; Saints: even turnover differential

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coleryan Posts:13458 Followers:19
01/11/2014 03:55 PM

The Patriots joined San Francisco as the only teams to win at least 10 games in 11 consecutive seasons.

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coleryan Posts:13458 Followers:19
01/11/2014 04:01 PM

Colts at Patriots (-7.5)

Colt have not been bigger than a TD underdog in playoffs since 1995 (22 straight playoff games without being this big of an underdog)

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coleryan Posts:13458 Followers:19
01/11/2014 04:02 PM


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coleryan Posts:13458 Followers:19
01/11/2014 04:03 PM

Why You Eventually Regretted Taking the Patriots: Because the 2013 seasons of Indy and New England pretty much mandated that Luck would have the football in the final three minutes trailing by somewhere between three and 11 points. Because you realized in the first quarter that, if you had a friend mix up the names of five of New England's defensive starters with five porn stars — Sealver Siliga, James Deen, Dane Fletcher, Nacho Vidal, Mike Adriano, Logan Ryan, Erik Everhard, Jamie Collins, Evan Stone, Chris Jones15 — you couldn't have picked the five Patriots. Because "Luck vs. Manning" in Denver for the AFC title is the game that will make Jim Nantz spontaneously self-combust. Because you totally forgot that Adam Vinatieri was involved.

(Thinking.)

(Good Lord, Adam Vinatieri is involved??????)

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