After a week that had every bonehead sports commentator wondering how the New England Patriots were going to deal with Peyton Manning's awesome offensive machine, it was a sight for sore ears to hear some choke on their own words. Holding Peyton and the Colts to only a field goal, the Pats controlled the game on both sides of the ball. They flat out beat the Colts. No lucky breaks they did not make for themselves. No calls that went their way. Tom Brady and the boys proved once again, they belong at the top of the heap. They are just flat out a good football team. Emphasis on the word "Team". From the coaching staff right on down through the players, I don't think I have ever seen a better example of a complete team effort than what the Pats have treated me to for the last 4 years.
The Pats just come up with ways to beat you. Not flashy or sporting hot players with hot numbers, they play as one cohesive unit and just overwhelm the other team with solid football. Rodney Harrison pretty much summed it up when he said, "We will hit them, make them pay for every yard".
Now, one more piece of unfinished business. Taking on Pittsburgh in Heinz Stadium next Sunday for the AFC Championship. With Corey Dillion playing, the dynamics are bound to be different this time around. No doubt, the Pats have a tough game, but as they proved today, on any given Sunday, they are definitely capable of beating any team in the NFL.