The Patriots stink, but they will still win on Sunday because the Colts stink more.
That's The CHB's take today.
The Colts are 22-10 over the past two years. It's tough to call them patsies. (The Pats have won 24 over that same time.) It is not, as The CHB says, "just like two years ago." Andrew Luck is not Tim Tebow.
But here's where Shank goes off the ledge: "The abject mediocrity of the AFC is now the Patriots’ best friend. And
so we can only ask: In a season in which no team has distinguished
itself, why can’t a depleted Patriots team go all the way to the Super
Well, why doesn't he answer that himself, like he did on Dec. 16:, when he asserted that "these Patriots simply are not that good. [T]he notion that they were the AFC’s top seed is
To sum up Shank's argument: the Pats will make it to the Super Bowl, but it's because no team in the AFC, Patriots included, are any good.