Almost recovered, gotten the disapointment out of my system from this loss which is remarkable because in some ways still smarting to this day from 2007 SB and the loss to the Colts 2006, Jets in 2010, Ravens a couple times and of course last SB.
Guess it is due to this team exceeding my expectations.
I do think they were a better team than Denver in most all but perfect weather conditions. Alas, the conditions were perfect for Peyton and the passing offense so Denver had the edge. Not that our Pats couldn't have made a bunch of plays and won but this game, in these conditions, but that would realistically happen about 4 out of 10 times IMO...
Legitmate points have been made about how it could have been coached or played better but that is the random factor and human judgement factor that makes games unpredictable. No one here knows what a different strategy would have brought.