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The Patriots Are 5-1, But I’m Still Not Convinced

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I’m a bit under the weather today, so if this post seems short or my arguments weak, they probably are. That being said, the Patriots shakily moved to 5-1 yesterday, beating the Chargers 23-20 after a 50-yard field goal  attempt by San Diego’s Kris Brown (yes, this is funny) hit the uprights. Before this game I was  unsure of how San Diego’s #1 ranked offense and #1 ranked defense could lead them to a 2-4 record. Then they showed me precisely how that is possible. The Patriots, meanwhile, did quite the opposite. They are currently ranked 30th in the league in passing yards allowed per game, letting up 282 yards per contest — yet they are 5-1. They’ve got Minnesota next week, in a potentially Brett Favreless contest. You never know what you’re gonna get out of Minnesota.

In other news, this is my first season playing fantasy football. And today is a perfect example of why I’ve always trashed on fantasy sports. Going into the Cowboys-Giants Monday Night Football game tonight, I find my fantasy team 20 points behind my boss’ team. Except all of his players have played, and I have Brandon Jacobs and the Giants defense still to play. I don’t like the Cowboys by any means, but I’d still like the Giants to lose. Yet in order to beat my boss, I need the Giants defense to allow points and Brandon Jacobs to score some touchdowns. I’m stuck rooting for 15-14 Cowboys victory, with Brandon Jacobs having 2 touchdowns. How stupid is that?
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