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The best ever? The Pats could be, but they'll need to get by the team with the second longest win streak in the league. Plus, can New England beat the oddsmakers again? Read on in today's News Blitz.

There have been several great teams in NFL history. If this year's New England Patriots run the table, they'll lay claim as the greatest of all time.

That's the tenor of a feature on today. In it, some of the best teams ever are analyzed, compared, and contrasted to the Pats.

"If the Pats hoist Vince on Feb. 3 in Arizona -- and go undefeated in the process -- let's make no mistake about it: They will be the best Super Bowl team ever. And it won't even be close," the article reads.

But let's take it one game at a time, shall we. And next up, the Buffalo Bills, winners of four straight.

Are the streaking Bills for real? One NFL writer thinks so, and explains why in his column today.

He says, in part, "The Buffalo Bills have a proven running back, a solid quarterback under center and a defense talented enough to help them to their longest winning streak in three years ... Buffalo is riding a four-game winning streak and has the Patriots right where it wants them.

"The Pats are fresh off a bye week and are trying to join the 1972 Miami Dolphins as the NFL's only undefeated teams. New England hosted the Bills in Week 3 and handed them a 38-7 thrashing, but the recent layoff could hamper the three-time Super Bowl champions."

Meantime, Las Vegas oddsmakers continue to marvel over the Patriots and their spread-busting ways.

"You just don't see these kind of numbers in the NFL," said John Avello, who runs the sports book at the Wynn Las Vegas, in USA TODAY story this Wednesday. The Patriots are 16-point favorites over Buffalo, a team playing at home that has won four straight games.

"Who knows what we're going to see when they host the Jets," said the Las Vegas Hilton's Jay Kornegay in the same story. "It might be the highest point spread in the history of the NFL."


Like the Colts did in their game with New England, the Bills will hand out rally towels to fans for this Sunday night's contest.

The Dallas Morning News continuesthe "best ever" discussion regarding the Patriots.

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