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The value of match ups and Divisional play

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* Winning the division is the closest you can come to writing your own ticket. 6-0 there is halfway to home field advantage in the playoffs.

The Patriots right now handle this better than anybody. They dictate personnel moves by other teams and then switch out on them. I am envious, as a Bills fan. They bounce between speed, size, and running every year or two. They kick asses with fast receivers, let divisional opponents overspend on corners, and the next year they play three tight ends.

I aspire to that level of planning ahead. However. A team like them has a couple of constants. Their very best players have been QB, Gronk, and little slot receiver. I want my defense, if I am in their division, to have a guy who can keep up with Gronk, a guy who can keep up with Welkerman, and athe least 2 pass rushers who can make Brady take extra steps and/or throw early. Buffalo has spent the last five or six years dumping Nick Barnett, Bryan Scott, and Kiki Alonso, the only guys they have had who can compete with Gronk. That has been foolish. They have landed and held in to Nickel Robey, which is wise.

Divisional match ups are important, and while you shouldn't waste time and money on what they did last year with short term guys, you absolutely must aim for their constants. My team will.

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Updated 04-10-2016 at 06:27 PM by ScottDCP

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