Found November 18, 2013 on Ex Pats:
The Patriots have rarely been slated as underdogs during the Bill Belichick and Tom Brady era. Betting lines and prognosticators respect the talent of the Pats organization too much to bet against them. How rare is it for the Pats to be underdogs? Today, the Pats play the Panthers where the team is listed as a 2.5 point underdog to Cam Newton and company. For the upcoming game against the Broncos, the Pats are 2.5 underdogs at home, according to Pats Pulpit. To put in perspective how rare it is for the Pats to be underdogs two weeks in a row, Pats Pulpit ran the numbers and the Patriots have only been underdogs in back-to-back weeks 12 times in the Brady-Belichick era. Six of those were in Brady's first season as a starter (running consecutively from Week 3 to Week 8). The last time the Pats were underdogs two weeks in a row? 2006 in the playoffs. So it's been a good while since Brady and Belichick were underdogs in back-to-back weeks. The Pats ...
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