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Week 1 of the 2009 NFL Season

Posted on: September 16, 2009 12:20 pm
Well, not much excitement now was there? It seems the big talk around the CBSSports Community is once again focused on the New England Patriots . Other than the Pittsburgh Steelers, is there a more disliked franchise in the league?

I've read a lot of stupid comments from fans, although there does seem to be a disproportionate amount of Steelers fans making those stupid comments, regarding how "lucky" the Patriots were to win Monday against the Buffalo Bills. Little lesson here - that was not luck.

It wasn't luck that made Leodis McKelvin make a bonehead decision to run the ball out of the end zone.

It wasn't luck that Brady threw 2 touchdown passes to Ben Watson in the final 76 seconds.

It wasn't luck that held Terrell Owens to 2 catches for 46 yards.

It was hard work, training, and skilled players and coaches that made the win possible. The Patriots are the best coached, and have some of the game's best players in the league. It's precisely for those reasons that they will win most of their games again this season. Until they no longer have the best coach and the best QB and WR, this will be the case.

All of the fans who whine and cry about "luck" are not really aware of what it takes to win in the NFL. If you want an example of a "lucky" win, look to the Broncos beating the Bengals on that fluke TD catch by Brandon Stokely. That's an example of a lucky play. Compare that play to how the Patriots won their game against the Bills. Two totally different things.

Category: NFL
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