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Fantasy Front Desk: Don't believe all the Patriots hype

By: Matt Wiley, The Gazette
January 18, 2014 Updated: January 18, 2014 at 12:11 pm
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady responds to a reporter's question during a media availability at the NFL football team's facility in Foxborough, Mass., Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. The Patriots are scheduled to play the Denver Broncos in the AFC championship game on Sunday in Denver. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

I didn’t draft any Patriots on my playoff fantasy team. I believe that the biggest myth in sports is that the Patriots are still elite. Did you know that since 2005 the Patriots are 9-7 in the playoffs and have zero Super Bowl titles. Also, in the last nine years they have signed more high-profile busts than contributors. Albert Haynesworth, Brandon Lloyd, Chad Ochocinco and Tim Tebow to name a few. Sure, someone could say at least they make it to the playoffs ‑- and in the NFL that is all that matters — but I don’t believe that they are elite. Tom Brady is elite and he always gives his team a chance, but the Patriots’ success is largely because of their terrible division.

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