Patriots offense faces its biggest test

Patriots offense faces its biggest test

There are 309 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Oct 30, 2007, titled Patriots offense faces its biggest test. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. For New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick and vice president of player personnel Scott Pioli, the answer, at least a pretty good idea of one, should come Sunday.

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3 time champs

West Yarmouth, MA

#311 Nov 1, 2007
Doc wrote:
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Sounds like whining to me. You East coast people are idiots.
Have you even watched this team? I watched the Dolts struggle against Carolina, sure they scored 30 but they certainly weren't dominant. They are nothing compared to the Pats.
This Pats team will go down as the greatest team in NFL history! Watch closely on Sunday, you will see history before your eyes!
Boston1234

Brookline, MA

#312 Nov 1, 2007
I read it before, this is a great test to see how the pats will do against:

Dallas LOL
Washington LOL
Colts Another LOL
Sports Fan

Charlotte, NC

#313 Nov 1, 2007
Now the media is stating that the pressure is all on the Pats. I don't think so. Due to the fact that the Colts are the def. SB Champs and playing at home the pressure is truly on the Colts, to stop the Pats. This will be a good regular season game. Go Pats!!!!!!!!!!
Our Time

Warwick, MA

#314 Nov 1, 2007
The Rick wrote:
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Do you really think your new cornerbacks are better than last year's? Do you realize that Indy ranks 26th (of 32 teams) in pass completion percentage allowed to opposing quarterbacks? Or that the Colts are 28th in defensive 3rd down efficiency?
Wow, your stats get straight to the heart of the matter, don’t they?

Let me pose you a little riddle. Indy may rank 26th in pass completion percentage allowed, and yet they rank #1 in league in fewest passing yards allowed per game. How is that possible!?

Guess you’ve never heard of the principle of “Bend but don’t break.” Indy gives up lots of short yardage passes as a trade off for preventing big yardage plays.

The Colts rank #1 in the league in fewest yards allowed per passing attempt (5.31 ypa)
The Colts are tied for #1 in the league in fewest passing TD’s allowed (5).
If you take the ratio of interceptions (9) to passing TD’s allowed, Indy ranks #1 in that category with 1.8 interceptions for every passing TD allowed.
http://www.coldhardfootballfacts.com/Article....

And while it may be true that Indy ranks 28th in defensive 3rd down efficiency, did you ever consider that that’s more than adequately balanced by the fact that Indy also ranks #1 in offensive 3rd down efficiency?

“Bend but don’t break”

BTW, Indy also ranks #1 in turnover differential, at +11.(While NE also has a TO differential of +11, they’ve played one more game to achieve that total.)

Talk to us when you’ve got some stats that matter.
SDC

Silverdale, WA

#315 Nov 1, 2007
Can't wait for the Colts to come out here next weekend. Go Chargers!!!!
Boilerguy

Indianapolis, IN

#316 Nov 1, 2007
Boston1234 wrote:
I read it before, this is a great test to see how the pats will do against:
Dallas LOL
Washington LOL
Colts Another LOL
Colts, "another LOL???" Kinda like the last three, huh? You continue to embarrass yourself.
Boilerguy

Indianapolis, IN

#317 Nov 1, 2007
3 time champs wrote:
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Have you even watched this team? I watched the Dolts struggle against Carolina, sure they scored 30 but they certainly weren't dominant. They are nothing compared to the Pats.
This Pats team will go down as the greatest team in NFL history! Watch closely on Sunday, you will see history before your eyes!
I also watched the Patriots "struggle" in the first half against the Bengals a few weeks back on Monday night. They pulled away in the second half, just like the Colts did last Sunday in Charlotte. Both teams cruised to a win. I SERIOUSLY doubt you would find ONE person (who knows anything the NFL) who would think Cincy's defense is on the same level as Carolina's.

Im sure your coach and your team dont feel the same way about the Colts as you and some of your over-zealous brethren do. I bet they are somewhere talking about how each of the last three games to this team have been losses, and are hard at work preparing. Going to be a great game.....Pats are excellent, Colts are very strong. Go Colts!!!
Our Time

Warwick, MA

#318 Nov 1, 2007
3 time champs wrote:
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I watched the Dolts struggle against Carolina, sure they scored 30 but they certainly weren't dominant.
You were apparently watching with blinders on. Once the Colts got on track
(and over their early struggles possibly due to the facts that they were playing their second consecutive road game on a short week against a well rested team coming off a bye and a victory)
they put 28 points on the board in 19 minutes of game clock time. They could have run the score up to 50 if they had wanted to.
Joe from Greenwood

United States

#320 Nov 6, 2007
Pats Fan Nick wrote:
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You can aloway tell when one is doubtful of their position or desire re an issue ( position: the Colts will win Sunday; desire: Joe wants the Colts to win ).
The doubt pushing them to start changing the subject to issues that have noting to do with the subject at hand ( the Pats vs. Colts ).
JOE you’ve posted some good stuff, especially for a Colts fan – but this is post of yours # 270 is really what trailer trash is all about – it is pretty low – even for a Colts fan.
Just responding to a ridiculous comment made by a Pats fan who obviously has no knowledge of football. I agree it was low. I have shamed myself by stooping to his level. I'll remain on point moving forward.

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