While the Patriots are now in the driver’s seat for the top seed in the AFC, a new threat has emerged to their Super Bowl hopes.
We’re not sure who Team X is, but believe me, you need to be terrified of Team X.
Team X is yet another creation of Michael Felger. Team X could be any one of the following: The Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore Ravens, Houston Texans, Denver Broncos, San Diego Chargers, Cincinnati Bengals, New York Jets, or Oakland Raiders.
Felger says he wouldn’t pick any of those team individually in a game against the Patriots, especially at Gillette, but he would pick Team X.
Team X plays a slow game, keeping Tom Brady off the field. They don’t turn the ball over. Team X will beat the Patriots.
So be afraid of Team X. Be very afraid.
Also you should be very concerned about the contracts of Wes Welker and Rob Gronkowski.
OK. Got it. I will now walk about in fear of Team X and worry about those contracts incessantly.
Now let’s get to some grades for the Patriots/Broncos game:
Making The Grades – Patriots at Broncos - Its a split decision on PD. The first quarter Patriots? An F. The rest-of-the-game Patriots? A solid B.
Patriots Report Card - Ron Borges is in the holiday spirit with some of his grades. Is this the same guy on that video yesterday? It’s a little different when things are in print and a little more permanent, I guess.
Patriots Report Card: Brady, Hernandez head the class - Kirk Minihane says we still have no answers about this team.
Hector Longo’s Two-Minute Drill - Jerod Mayo and Vince Wilfork once again lead the list of “no shows.” (Hector, I’m sorry you felt “mocked” last week. Not my intention.)
Patriots Report Card: Aaron Hernandez Breaks Out, Special Teams Deliver Against Broncos - Jeff Howe gives his grades, and gives you a chance to give yours.
Patriots Center - ESPN Boston has “B’s” across the board, except for that rush defense.
Patriots report card Game 14 - Give out your grades on Boston.com.
Grogan’s Grade: Week 14 – New England at Denver - Steve Grogan is pleased with the effort.
An old look pays off big – Ian Rapoport says a switch back to the 3-4 made a huge difference for the Patriots.
Holiday roll – Kevin Paul Dupont has the Bruins winning their 5th straight game.
A new look for Celtics rotation. – Paul Flannery looks at the Celtics bench.