11/18 - Patriots at Falcons: No Time to Love Mac Jones

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Well, that was fun. I really dig the exponential growth exhibited by this team. We've all been fortunate to see the resurgence of the "old" Patriots these last 4 games. But that's all history now.

We've got a quick turnaround here and can't afford to brush off any opponent.

Jones and team need to remain humble, keep on the proper path and have faith that they can make the leap to the next level.
 

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I dare you guys to drink anytime the SB is mentioned.
 

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Went to my Mom's house today to check up on her, she's been under the weather for a few days, she's better now thankfully........her ballbreaker neighbor comes flying out of his house and yells "Did you get your Patriots Super Bowl tickets yet?"................

Pummel the Falcons so I can bust his balls next Tuesday.

Make it happen Theo.
 

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With the Falcons lack of firepower without Ridley, with BB likely to focus on taking Pitts out of the equation, with the continued domination of our DLine getting pressure and the secondary getting turnovers, this does feel like a fairly *easy* game for them.

I think the biggest risk is going to be offensive turnovers for the Patriots — if they can avoid that, they should win comfortably. 31-13.
 

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Fucking Pats were down 14-0 to the Falcons by the time I left my work lunch today.
 

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This game will say a lot about the maturity and character of this team and coaching staff. Short week on the road, an opponent you should beat, and right before they key stretch of the season. Take care of business tonight.
 

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With the Falcons lack of firepower without Ridley, with BB likely to focus on taking Pitts out of the equation, with the continued domination of our DLine getting pressure and the secondary getting turnovers, this does feel like a fairly *easy* game for them.

I think the biggest risk is going to be offensive turnovers for the Patriots — if they can avoid that, they should win comfortably. 31-13.
Since we are making predictions...

I'll go 13-9 --- Pats win.

These Thursday night games have been ugly.
 

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Fios Internet and Cable are down in my area with an estimated restoral time of midnight. I am going to be pissed if I can't watch the game.
 

nattysez

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After the past 4 days of the Pats and Mac having their tires pumped by the national and local media, I'm scared to death of this game. I realize this makes zero logical sense.
 

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Every game makes me nervous to some extent, but this is definitely closer to the ‘anything can happen/any NFL team can win on any day’ end of the spectrum for me than almost any other game.
 

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Every game makes me nervous to some extent, but this is definitely closer to the ‘anything can happen/any NFL team can win on any day’ end of the spectrum for me than almost any other game.
For me, I think this would surpass the game we lost to Spurrier's Washington Racists in 2003 as the most surprising regular-season loss of the BB era.
 

Rosey Ruzicka

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Pats win 30-3. At 21-3, Matt Ryan takes an intentional safety to eliminate any possibility of 28-3.
Next drive Patriots take it to the goal line and kneel 4 straight times so they can get another safety and finish the game with a FG.
 

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Every game makes me nervous to some extent, but this is definitely closer to the ‘anything can happen/any NFL team can win on any day’ end of the spectrum for me than almost any other game.
Yes. But I listened to a podcast yesterday, and a Falcons guy was on it and said Atlanta might have less talent on defense than any team in the league this year. The Patriots should be able to move the ball.
 

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For me, I think this would surpass the game we lost to Spurrier's Washington Racists in 2003 as the most surprising regular-season loss of the BB era.
Really, that's the game you pick out as the most surprising regular season loss?
 

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For me, I think this would surpass the game we lost to Spurrier's Washington Racists in 2003 as the most surprising regular-season loss of the BB era.
Probably deserves it's own thread but what about that 031-0 loss 3 weeks earlier?