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Are the Pats good enough to go back-to-back?

  • Are the Pats good enough to go back-to-back?

    DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 12: Tom Brady #12 and David Andrews #60 of the Neew England Patriots celebrate a touchdown against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on November 12, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Surprise, surprise! 

The New England Patriots are once again SuperBowl favourites but the Philadelphia Eagles are hot on their heels thanks to the MVP-level play of Carson Wentz.

The Patriots started the season slowly, particularly on the defensive front but they have done just enough to earn a 6-2 record after nine weeks of play. After trading Jimmy Garropolo, Tom Brady remains the lone quarterback on their roster as he looks to put the squad on his back en route to yet another SuperBowl title.

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Who’s chasing them? Well, let’s find out.

Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles possess the league’s best record at 8-1 and the aforementioned Wentz is the primary reason why. Their schedule approaching December is about to challenge them and we’ll know just how mentally tough this team is in a few weeks’ time.

Pittsburgh Steelers

They went within a whisker of knocking off the Patriots last year and will be banging down the door once again this season as they look like one of the most well-rounded teams in football at the moment.

Can they press for the No.1 seed? That remains to be seen.

Los Angeles Rams

The Rams have already scored more points this season than they achieved in the last campaign and look to be shaping as a legitimate contender come playoff time.

Their season started with plenty of promise and has translated into so much more. The last time they scored 40 points on three separate occasions in a season, they made the SuperBowl (2001). NFL betting odds by CrownBet (and right across the industry) share this sentiment with the Rams right up there with the best.

Seattle Seahawks

They’ve been there before so why not again?

They’ve been there or thereabouts all season long thanks largely to the play of star quarterback Russell Wilson but there are a number of problems that present themselves if the Seahawks are to make a dent in the playoffs.

In a tight race for playoff spots, it’s the little things for the Seahawks that could see them scrape in or out of contention. 

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