The Patriots finished off their regular season at 14-2, and now there is nothing to do for the next two weeks except sit around and decide which AFC opponent the Patriots should fear the most. Most in the media feel it is Baltimore, putting stock in two things – the Baltimore beatdown of a much different Patriots team in last year’s wildcard playoff game, and the Ravens tough-talking style, specifically Terrell Suggs and his season-long tirade against Tom Brady.
At 14-2, all of thesepreseason worries seem pretty silly…we’re now at the point where Dan Shaughnessy is lecturing us that anything less than a Super Bowl is now a disappointment. (Look what he wrote prior to the season in the Globe predictions.) Also worth checking out is Eric Wilbur’s 2010 NFL preview roundup.