Colin Cowherd, Some Patriots followers left New England’s Week 11 sport appearing as if the sky was falling.
For Colin Cowherd, it was simply the most recent chapter in a narrative he’s learn a number of instances earlier than.
The reigning Super Bowl champions collectively had been removed from their finest Sunday afternoon in Philadelphia, however they nonetheless managed to safe a 17-10 win over the Eagles. The Patriots personal the highest file within the AFC, and nearly all of the convention has but to supply any indication it might probably go toe-to-toe with New England within the playoffs. The truth is, Colin Cowherd believes there’s just one crew able to stopping Tom Brady and Co. from reaching a fourth consecutive Super Bowl.
“It’s Week 11, they’re searching for a bit of extra effectivity on offense, they’re getting higher at left deal with, they simply went on the street and so they received by a landing towards a gifted crew,” Colin Cowherd mentioned Monday on FS1’s “The Herd.” “That is New England, Week 11. AFC subject or New England, the one crew that makes you pause on them — I imply, you actually assume Oakland, Buffalo, Houston, Kansas Metropolis, Indianapolis goes to Foxboro in January and profitable? Actually? One probability to maintain them out of the Super Bowl is Baltimore and it will likely be (Invoice) Belichick’s second crack at ’em. I take a look at this crew yesterday and I’m like, ‘Yeah, they’re sluggish. They found out a strategy to win.’ Outdoors of the Baltimore Ravens within the NFL proper now — and they’re scorching, they’re wholesome and so they’re buzzing — exterior of that one crew, and Belichick will get a second crack, who else goes to Foxboro on this league and profitable in January? I don’t see it.”
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) November 18, 2019
It’s turning into clear the Ravens aren’t only a flash within the pan. That mentioned, and as Cowherd referenced, the Patriots are a distinct animal at Gillette Stadium when the lights are a bit of bit brighter. Lamar Jackson very effectively might go on to assert MVP honors for what’s been a very sensational marketing campaign, however making an attempt to knock off a Belichick-coached squad on the street in January could be an awfully sizable endeavor for the second-year signal-caller.
New England, in fact, might want to maintain enterprise within the coming weeks with a view to solidify the No. 1 seed, particularly contemplating Baltimore holds the groups’ head-to-head tiebreaker. With either side set to embark on powerful three-game stretches, we quickly might discover out who actually is the crew to beat within the AFC.
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