Sorry you homers, but the Patriots were again exposed for the finesse team that they are...and were embarrassed last night.
Hey TP, I thought you were a Patriots Fan. I guess not. Or if you are, perhaps you should change your screen name to Texas "Fair Weather Fan" Pat.
RESPONSE: You sorry homers are a scream! What about that statement I made above, that the Patriots are a finesse team, is untrue? The Pats have buckled since 2007 whenever they faced a rough, tough, physical team. Need proof?:
1.) 2007: Lost to the NY Giants in SB 42, 17-14, when their OL got manhandled by the Giants' front 7. Tom Brady was lucky to escape that game alive;
2.) 2009: Were crushed by the Baltimore Ravens at home, 33-14, in a gaame that Ravens' QB Joe Flacco passes less than 10 times...that's how dominant the Baltimore rushing attack was;
3.) 2010: After crushing the NY Jets, 45-3 in Foxborough, on the road to securing the best record in the NFL at 14-2, the Jets visited the Pats again in the play-offs, and physically dominated them, winning 28-21, in a game that wasn't as close as the score indicates;
4.) 2011: After coming within a dropped pass of losing to the physical Ravens in the AFC championship game played in Foxborough, the Patriots were once again were beaten by the more physical NY Giants in SB 46, 24-20.
To call people "Homers" for being proud of the way our team almost came back to win is not cool. As a matter of fact, I think it's pretty stupid.
RESPONSE: To ignore the facts and excuse away losses and poor play is both childish, and idiotic. I'm sick and tired of seeing anyone who dares criticize the Pats here get personally attacked, accused on not being a Patriots' fan, or called a troll. In fact, the truth is that the Patriots' fans who are criticizing the team are doing so only because they strongly care about the fortunes of the team.
I was and still am very proud of the Patriots for not folding like a cheap suitcase after being down by 4 touchdowns. I am also proud to be a "Homer" and if you don't like it, I guess that's TS.
RESPONSE: Then I take it that you're proud of the first half, too? This game was played on their home field...and the Pats got beat up, and gave this one away with turnovers. They are now 1-3 against the NFC West, with two of the three losses coming at home.