10 reasons for optimism after the Patriots loss
3. We've still got Brady and Belichick
Tom Brady and Bill Belichick have won 124 regular-season games, more than any other quarterback-coach combination in NFL history. They've also won three Super Bowls and have appeared in two more. It's been a pretty darn good run. We've seen that they can be beaten, but it takes a heck of an effort by the other side. Brady's contract runs through 2014, when he will be 37-years-old. Enjoy the next two seasons, because they could be very special. The Patriots are already next year's favorites, plus they have two first-round draft picks.