Observation Deck: Can anyone stop the Pats?

The Patriots have been so dominant it's only natural to wonder whether any team is capable of slowing them down, writes Jeffri Chadiha.

Originally Published: October 21, 2007
By Jeffri Chadiha | ESPN.com

The New England Patriots finally have reached the point that you have to wonder how many NFL records they'll break this season.

The single-season mark of 49 touchdown passes Peyton Manning set in 2004? Tom Brady should smash it. Jerry Rice's record of 22 touchdown receptions in a season? Randy Moss already has 10 in seven games. And is there any reason to think the Patriots won't eclipse the 556 points scored by the 1998 Minnesota Vikings? Put it this way, they're on pace for 612.

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