In response to stillgridlocked's comment:
The D and the O are sucking wind in the 4th quarter. They are mailing it in in the 4th.
The super bowl teams demolished other teams in the 4th quarter.
No one seems to agree with me but I've been saying that for a long time.
My stats only go back to 2003 but...
2003 the O averaged 8.3 pts in the 4th, 2004, 5.1 pts, 2005, 5.0. much worse except 2003
which is on par with this years O.
Defense gave up, 2003 2.6, 2004 3.1, 2005 3.1 Far, Far, far cry from the 8.7 of present
So, in the SB years the O didn't score as much and the D gave up much less.