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End of Patriots' success?

Since 2001, the New England Patriots have been a portrait of consistent success. Just one season with fewer than 10 wins. Just two seasons outside the playoffs. Five Super Bowl trips. Three Super Bowl wins (albeit none since 2004). So when said team falls behind 41-7 to a Kansas City Chiefs squad that three weeks earlier lost 26-10 to the Tennessee Titans ... one tends to notice. Bill Belichick's and Tom Brady's squad hasn't quite been the same since losing the Super Bowl in the 2011 season, but could Monday's 41-14 loss be the tipping point?

What do you make of the Patriots' 41-14 loss to the Chiefs on Monday?

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  • Which team will win the AFC East?

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  • Will Tom Brady and Bill Belichick ever reach another Super Bowl as quarterback and coach of the Patriots?

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  • Will the Chiefs (2-2) make the playoffs this season?

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NFL Week 2 questions

The NFL's second week has come and gone, and both Washingtons made big news. The D.C. version saw its team lose quarterback Robert Griffin III to an ankle injury -- but win in big fashion anyway behind Kirk Cousins. The team from the state of Washington, meanwhile, was stunned in a 30-21 loss to the Chargers, with cornerback Richard Sherman being called out by San Diego players. What do you make of the week's major storylines?

  • Which of these was the most surprising outcome of Week 2?

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  • Which of these 2-0 teams is most for real?

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  • Which of these 0-2 teams has been most disappointing?

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  • Is Andrew Luck an elite quarterback?

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  • When both are healthy, who should be Washington's starting quarterback?

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  • What is Robert Griffin III's NFL future?

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  • Some Chargers suggested Richard Sherman was "exposed" as a cornerback during Sunday's 30-21 Seahawks loss. Was he?

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  • How worried should Seahawks fans be about their team giving up 30 points to the Chargers on Sunday?

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  • Should the Giants bench Eli Manning?

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  • Which game is more indicative of the Cowboys this season?

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  • Will the Lions (1-1) make the playoffs?

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  • Are the Panthers (2-0) legitimate Super Bowl contenders?

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  • How worried should Saints fans be about their 0-2 start?

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  • The Saints were the overwhelming preseason favorites in the NFC South. Has their 0-2 start and the Panthers' 2-0 start changed your opinion on who will win the division?

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  • What do you make of the Ravens' 26-6 win over the Steelers on Thursday night?

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  • Is Steve Smith still an elite receiver?

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Thoughts on NFL's opening week?

The NFL is back! On the first Sunday, some teams (San Francisco 49ers, Denver Broncos) won as expected, others (New Orleans Saints, New England Patriots) suffered surprising defeats, and a few more (Dallas Cowboys, Kansas City Chiefs) were downright demoralized. On Monday, the Detroit Lions grabbed the headlines by routing the New York Giants. What's your take on some of the major questions from Week 1 action?

More: Are the Seahawks poised to repeat?

  • Which team was most impressive in Week 1?

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  • Which team's fans should be most worried after Week 1?

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  • How will the Lions fare this season if Calvin Johnson stays healthy?

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  • Is Calvin Johnson the best player in the NFL?

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  • Should Antonio Brown be further punished for his kick of Browns punter Spencer Lanning on Sunday (he was penalized 15 yards)?

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  • Is Tony Romo done as a quality starter in the NFL?

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  • Will injuries hamper Jadeveon Clowney throughout his career?

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  • What do you make of the Colts' coming back from 24-0 down to lose 31-24 (with a possession to tie the game late in the fourth)?

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  • What do you make of the Titans' 26-10 win at the Chiefs on Sunday?

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  • What do you make of the Bills' 23-20 win at the Bears on Sunday?

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  • What do you make of the Dolphins' 33-20 win over the Patriots on Sunday?

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  • What do you make of the Falcons' 37-34 overtime win over the Saints on Sunday?

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Your 2014 NFL predictions?

The 2014 NFL season kicks off Thursday night, with the Super Bowl-winning Seattle Seahawks hosting the Green Bay Packers in the first of what should be many intriguing games in this wide-open league. What will happen this year? Read our experts' NFL preview, then cast your votes below!

More: Predict: Over/unders | Your Power Rankings? | Rank: #NFLRank top 20

  • Which team will win the NFC East?

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  • How confident are you feeling about your favorite NFL team heading into the 2014 season?

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  • Who will win NFL MVP?

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  • Which rookie will have the biggest impact in 2014?

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  • Which team will win the AFC?

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  • Which team will win the Super Bowl?

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In the wake of the Seattle Seahawks' thunderous win over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII, many are asking: Just how good was the Legion of Boom & Co., compared to history's best defenses? Answer yourself by clicking on the images below!

Best NFL Defenses Ever

1962 Packers

1962 Packers

230.0 YPG, 10.6 PPG, 3.57 TO/gm, won NFL title.

1969 Chiefs

1969 Chiefs

225.9 YPG, 12.6 PPG, 3.36 TO/gm, won Super Bowl.

1971 Vikings

1971 Vikings

243.3 YPG, 9.9 PPG, 3.21 TO/gm, won NFC Central.

1972 Dolphins

1972 Dolphins

235.5 YPG, 12.2 PPG, 3.29 TO/gm, 14-0 regular season, won Super Bowl.

1975 Rams

1975 Rams

237.3 YPG, 9.6 PPG, 2.86 TO/gm, won NFC West.

1976 Steelers

1976 Steelers

237.6 YPG, 9.9 PPG, 3.29 TO/gm, won AFC Central.

1977 Falcons

1977 Falcons

231.6 YPG, 9.2 PPG, 3.43 TO/gm, 2nd in NFC West.

1985 Bears

1985 Bears

258.4 YPG, 12.4 PPG, 3.38 TO/gm, won Super Bowl.

1990 Giants

1990 Giants

262.9 YPG, 13.2 PPG, 2.13 TO/gm, won Super Bowl.

2000 Ravens

2000 Ravens

246.7 YPG, 10.3 PPG, 3.06 TO/gm, won Super Bowl.

2002 Buccaneers

2002 Buccaneers

252.8 YPG, 12.2 PPG, 2.38 TO/gm, won Super Bowl.

2013 Seahawks

2013 Seahawks

273.6 YPG, 14.4 PPG, 2.44 TO/gm, won Super Bowl.

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