Super Bowl favorites are battle tested

Updated: December 10, 2003, 11:44 AM ET
By Randy Mueller | ESPN NFL Insider
Slow starts in the NFL are common place. It's a fact that not all teams come out of the blocks firing on all cylinders. It's how you react during that time that has led to the New England Patriots, Philadelphia Eagles and the St Louis Rams now being on top of the Super Bowl favorites list in this long grind of an NFL season.