Patriots couldn’t be in better position entering Week 5


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The New England Patriots are riding high right now, and they didn’t even play in Week 4. Instead, they rested and watched the rest of the NFL try to play as well as them on Sunday while they healed wounds and geared-up for the rest of the regular season. Simply put, the Pats are in the best position possible entering Week 5.

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Just take a look at this tweet from Field Yates, which got a bunch of traffic yesterday:

As is always the case, the AFC East looked pretty competitive entering 2015. But the Dolphins are a mess, the Bills can’t string together consecutive wins, and while the Jets are a respectable team, their success hinges on the inconsistent right arm of Ryan Fitzpatrick (with Fitzy, you win as many as you lose, pretty much).

This is all to say that the Patriots should breeze to yet another AFC East title. It won’t be a complete walk in the park, but as of right now, the Pats couldn’t be in a better position to defend their divisional supremacy.

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Let’s take a look at the remainder of the Pats’ October schedule:

Ousting the Cowboys in the hostile Dallas crowd won’t be easy, but Brandon Weeden is in good standing to throw multiple interceptions.

The Colts are the Patriots’ punching bag. That game doesn’t worry me at all.

The Jets present the biggest threat to the Patriots’ perfect record, but it’s hard to see Tom Brady dropping this one at home.

The Dolphins are a complete and utter mess, and that is also a home game.

As you can see, the Patriots should cruise into November with an undefeated record. They couldn’t be in a better spot in the conference, and the entire NFL as well.

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