If you think teams fear playing Peyton Manning I expect after that truly historic comeback every D will fear playing this O. ANd they didnt have Gronk. And Hernandez dropped so many balls it is amazing they were able to do what they did.
Guys, if you were there (and didnt leave - we never leave until it is over) you will never forget it. If not for that kick return I think we finish what we started. In any case it was a truly amazing thing to watch. Brady earned the MVP in my book with that game.
On the other hand, you have the Jets showing just how truly bad they are. Which is unfortunate as it might mean Rex or Sanchez or Tannen will go. And we have come to appreciate that wonderful trio.
The Giants also showed just how lucky they have been in the last few years as they looked every bit the mediocre team they are.
But back to the Pats. The special teams were HORRIBLE. The D had a bit of a roller coaster of play... a number of really good series but too many big pass plays and too many pounding yards on the ground. And the O shot themselves in the foot... and the nose... and the arm... Hernandez, Ridley... not able to hold on to the ball. And yet the O had the most dominating 15 minutes played by any team in the past couple of years. They are deadly. Brady is deadly. MVP.
Winning in Denver in the playoffs will be VERY VERY difficult for any team including the Patriots. Having to go their and not having a by is not a good way to go. But they dug their hole. Still, if any team can pull this off it is Brady and the Pats.