Originally Posted by SGrogan
How can a team with no defense be the #1 seed.???? and don't give me the zebra crap !!!
LOL, the only thing I meant by that was the ridiculous PF penalty called when the BUF guy basically knocked Tom down after he had thrown an interception and it was run back. The ref said that the BUF defender #29 "drove" Tom into the turf. It was a BS call that wouldnt have been called if Ben was the QB.
Plus NE benefitted at least a couple times from some timely "illegal contact" calls that resulted in an automatic first down.
But to answer your question, you get a favorable schedule. It just broke for them that way.
NE's last 8 opponents including today: BUF, MIA, DEN, WASH, INDY, PHILLY, KC, NYJ.
Of those teams, only DEN and NYJ even have a chance to make it to the playoffs. Before those 8, NE lost to the Giants and to us (Pitt). NE is a paper #1 seed. No defense. Didnt have to play BALT this year at all. We, of course, played them twice. NE will be exposed.
edit--NYJ has been eliminated, so only 1 of NE's last 8 opponents has a chance for post season and that is the Tebow Broncos.