For the past few years, the NBA seemed to be a league dominated by one team to be eventual champions every year, while the NFL featured many possibilities for new teams to make the Superbowl. But this year, and for next few years, this has flipped and I believe the New England Patriots are what the Warriors were in the NBA the past few years. In all honesty the Pats genuinely have not lost a superbowl over non-self inflicted causes since 07 if you dont count the Eagles superbowl, which they would have won with Malcolm Butler according to my roster construction theory. Which seems like a strong statement, but there is literally not another single team in the entire AFC that has the probable ability to beat the Patriots in a regular season game. Combined with the fact that theyre going to get to play extremely weak AFC North teams this season multiple times, the Pats are pretty much super bowl bound this year as theres no other team in the AFC thats as strong as the Patriots -Chiefs: they lost key players and Mahomes is injured/will regress -Steelers: not enough depth/elite talent to bail them out like in previous years -Ravens: Lamar Jackson is bad and they lost a ton of their D -Chargers: Rivers is aging and the team is inferior to the Pats in literally every aspect -Titans/Browns/Colts/Texans: no Additionally there are no NFC teams that could conceivably beat the Patriots in a playoffs setting, which is admittedly pretty obvious so I wont explain why. Anyways I just thought it was interesting that the NFL situation right now is the same as the NBA from the past few years, with the AB aquisition (like KD) to boot. This is a new situation, as there hasnt been a team this far ahead of the competition in terms of roster construction/winning ability since the 07 Patriots, who went undefeated that season (and farther back the Niners/Cowboys of the 90s). This is in stark difference to the current NBA, where every team has a pair of superstars and there are multiple championship contenders
lol did you watch today? Mahomes and Jackson went off
Chiefs lost to the Patriots last year- Chiefs are weaker than last year and Patriots are stronger than last year. Also consider that Mahomes will regress from MVP form. Therefore the Patriots are better than the Chiefs, thats my personal logic for decidin
Pats fans are about to become even more unbearable than they were before, arent they?
while he might not throw **FIFTY** touchdowns again, hes clearly not going anywhere based on the game today.
Chiefs lost in OT when they never touched the ball.
Go to r/nfl bruh , get this bs off this sub.
The AFC Championship has basically been the Patriots vs anyone else for a very very very long time now
i mean yeah but they havent always been guaranteed winners every year in the AFCCG to the extent they are now. theres always been a possible better AFC team, but this is their first time in a long time where theyre head and shoulders above their entire co
Idk Kansas City is still nasty and someone else will emerge as a real threat by like week 5 Also NE is a bit fragile
NFL is awful. dying sport
say what you want but some nfl regular season games get higher tv ratings than the nba finals
Theres so much shit that can happen in a one game elimination playoff format though. Nothings really guaranteed. However, in a 7 game series the better team is gonna win basically every time barring injury which is where I feel like theres a big differenc
Thats true and injuries could change this but the Patriots have never really suffered on that front to an extent that could take a team like this out of superbowl contention (except for 2008)
Lol okay sure
OK first NBA teams wish they could be as dominant as the Patriots as long as they have been. Second why does Mahomes have to regress? 3rd Injuries can happen easily.
bad troll is bad