Time to go out on a limb and make an outrageous prediction: The Patriots are a cold-blooded bunch of assassins, and I don't think they're going to lose in 2007.
That is to say: Barring outrageous misfortune and injury, they'll go undefeated and win the Super Bowl.
They've got a Hall of Fame quarterback, the best receivers, a veteran defensive unit, a stellar offensive line, good special teams and a methodical, supremely confident style. They beat the NFC's best team today by 21 points, their narrowest margin of victory in 2007 is 17 points and the really scary thing is, the numbers lie: None of those games were actually that close.
Our best chances of stopping them -- and by "our" I mean "the rest of the world" -- are Nov. 4 at Indianapolis and the Steelers' Dec. 9 visit to Foxboro. If that doesn't get it done, we're down to the New York Giants in Week 17, playing against a New England team that will have sewn up its playoff seeding. And that's it. Nobody else has a shot.
Yes, it's ridiculously early to say this, but I don't believe this team is going to lose. It's been 35 years since a pro football team went undefeated, but that's not to say it's never going to happen again.
In fact, it's going to happen in 2007. This is the greatest team since the 1985 Bears, and they're en route to laying claim to the title: Greatest of All Time.