Is There Anybody in the AFC That Will Challenge the Patriots? - Pro Sports Fandom
So the Patriots went to another Super Bowl. Ho hum. New England has gone to four of the last five big games, winning three of those four. Two of their wins were come-from-behind wins and the last one was a defensive standout game (albeit a bit dull and boring by most people, but New England won’t apologize for it, nor shouldn’t). In a year where the Patriots probably showed more holes and some question marks (i.e. struggles on the road, injury, not as stout in the passing game, defense, etc.), they still won the AFC. Taking absolutely nothing away from New England as they have dominated the AFC for really the last 18 years, the conference is in a bit of a lull in terms of competition. Yes, you can’t fault the Patriots for that because, hey, they are winning games and are still doing all things necessary to win. The rest of the conference in the past 3-4 years (and some for longer) have been unable to get out of their own way sometimes, notably the Patriots AFC East Division foes Dolphins, Bills, and Jets. With the season over and of course there will be changes around with all [...]