Fantasy Football Studs, Duds & Sleepers: AFC East


With the NFL lockout finally behind us, football fans can finally turn our attention from the courtrooms and onto the field, where it belongs. In the coming weeks, I will rank the fantasy studs, duds and sleepers for each division. Today, the spotlight is shining on the AFC East.

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Current New England Patriots Dominance Resembles 2007 Team


The last time I saw a NFL team just absolutely annihilate everyone they played each week, it was in 2007. And it was also the same New England Patriots. That was the infamous undefeated season, the only team in NFL history to go perfect in a 16 game slate.

Of course, they also lost the Super Bowl to the New York Giants in one of the greatest upsets in NFL history, so that 18-1 mark is forever blemished due to the failure in the big one. The ’07 Patriots repeatedly slaughtered opponents every week, partially out of “anger” from the Spygate controversy which struck them early in the season and then re-surfaced later at Super Bowl time.

The 2010 Patriots didn’t start out as strong as the ’07 team, but while the former team tailed off down the stretch, this team is warming up at exactly the right time. They utterly annihilated the Chicago Bears yesterday, and in doing so scored 30+ points for the fifth straight time.

By Paul M. Banks

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