Aside from two hiccups — one against the Jets and one shocker against the Browns — the Pats have been flawless despite going up against some of the league’s best teams. Already this year, New England has taken down the Ravens, Chargers, Steelers and Colts.
However, the Pats still have some work left, and it won’t be easy. That starts this weekend, of course, when the Pats head to a likely frozen Soldier Field to take on the NFC North leaders, the 9-3 Chicago Bears.
A week later, the Patriots will be home to take on a team many thought to be a Super Bowl contender, the 8-4 Green Bay Packers.
The Patriots then end their season against two division rivals, something that is never easy when they travel to Buffalo (always a tough trip), before concluding their regular season at home against a Dolphins club that always comes to play.
It hasn’t been easy for the Patriots, and it won’t get any easier before the playoffs.