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The Cleveland Browns currently don’t know who will start at quarterback against the New England Patriots, but it really doesn’t matter.
Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans turned out to be the “trap” game New England fans were afraid of, but in the end the Patriots earned their second comeback victory in a row.
The New England Patriots have a reputation for playing their best football in December. Beginning with their December 1 meeting against a struggling Houston Texans team, the Patriots will get an opportunity to re-enforce that reputation.
Whenever a regular season NFL game receives as much hype as Sunday night’s Broncos/Patriots game did, it often seems as if the actual game is anti-climatic. This one, however, may have exceeded the hype.
In a game that was expected to be a defensive battle, the New England Patriots and Carolina Panthers both displayed very efficient offenses. Unfortunately for New England, Carolina’s offense was just a little more efficient.
It feels weird to suggest that an undefeated Ohio State team could have absolutely no shot to play in the national championship game, but that is the reality staring down at the Buckeyes right now following the release of the latest BCS standings Sunday night.
No one thought the Carolina Panthers were a serious Super Bowl contender when they started the 2013 season losing three of their first four games, but thanks to a five-game winning streak, they are now one of the hottest teams in the league.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are struggling this season, but don’t expect them to be pushovers when they come to Foxboro to face the New England Patriots on Sunday.
The Patriots looked like a defeated team as they entered the locker room at halftime with a two-touchdown deficit, but 24 unanswered points in the second half resulted in New England earning a 27-17 victory over the Miami Dolphins.
The New England Patriots look to remain in first place in the AFC East when they host the 3-3 Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium Sunday. New England won’t face another division opponent until they meet the Dolphins again in Miami on Dec. 15.