Re: Patriots vs. Broncos: The Thread
The Bronco's are rightly favorites for this one.
They certainly look a good match for the Patriots on paper.
However, the Pats seem to have that playoff X-Factor that gives them the edge in close games - whether its Brady or a special D effort they just seem to get it done.
I have a great deal of faith in this team - I believed in them when they were 4-4 and getting stomped on - why should I stop now?
They've been great for a while now, three Super Bowls' worth of great. But only this season have the New England Patriots become The Show, the must-see team of stars, pretty boys and reformed bad boys. Suddenly, the Patriots are not simply great; they're compelling, fascinating, appearing to be almighty and a touch lawless.
The Patriots didn't bother with swagger to start this NFL season; they went straight to defiant. Either you're one of them or you're about to get crushed.