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Why This Game Still Hasn't Convinced Me of the Pats' Potential

Mmmhmmm.


The loss of RG Chris Kuper really showed. The leader of that OLine had in Week 15 squared off witht he leader of the Pats DLine, and Wilfork tested the Broncos' depth at that position. Congrats!

Congrats to Rob Ninkovich, he tested their depth at RT.

Congrats to the Pats secondary; they covered what few weapons Tebow has.

The Broncos depth at Safety got tested. No Dawkins, Carter getting banged up multiple times.. it wasn't pretty for them especially without an effecive MLB. Congrats, Pats!

PFT's reported rumors about DE Dumervil and the possibility of an undisclosed knee-injury may not have been far off of the mark. Solder didn't have much to worry about.

Congrats to the Pats! They got away with losing the time of possession battle and the turnover battle. Speaking of which...

Why this team isn't the team of recent playoff-memory;

They lost the time of possession battle and the turnover battle and still won the game.

Their run-game looks stronger, forcing defenses to be honest.

They have better discipline.

All but Vollmer have come back healthy and ready at just the right time. First time the top-4 LBs have been healthy all season.

They have depth at the OLine.

Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez are far better in all facets of their game relative to last year, and weren't around for the 2009 season.

Most of all; they played a full 60 minutes. The Pats started the game for the first time since Week 3 at Buffalo and reminded everyone about that 1st quarter magic we talked about at the very beginning of the season.

Something for the Pats to look forward to next week;

No apparent injuries in this game.

An extra-day to rest while the Ravens and Texans duke it out tomorrow in what should be a physical slugfest.

Both the Ravens and Texans are flawed teams like the Broncos.

The stink of playoff-disappointment is gone.

What the Pats need to really worry about;

Next week, of course.

The New York Giants or the Green Bay Packers. Giants more than Packers.

The views expressed in these FanPosts are not necessarily those of the writers or SBNation.

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