Here they are, at the kind of crossroads few thought they would be seeing quite so soon.



Here's something that’s been lost in the wash of the Patriots' brutal second half Sunday night at Gillette Stadium.

The Steelers did not come ready to play this game.



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FOXBORO -- The opportunity was there for the Patriots Sunday night. The opportunity to not just jump back into a tie for first place in the AFC East and strengthen their postseason position, but, perhaps more importantly, establish themselves as a team that deserves to be taken seriously.
 
As it turns out, they probably don't.
 



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Matt Cassel has been the feel-good story of the 2008 season.



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Let this be a warning: There's a lot of pure Wisconsin cheese in the bag this week, where we get to re-live the childhood of little Mikey Felger and find out who he roots for and why. Get your barf bags ready.   



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Say this for the 2008 Patriots:

They’ve given us some really compelling football.



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We thought we wouldn’t see it again until next September.

But it turns out we don’t need to wait until the 2009 season for the return of the most dangerous weapon in the NFL.



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My name is Michael and I have a problem….

I can’t stop criticizing Randy Moss. Let this mailbag serve as the first step in my recovery.



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If the Patriots pass defense was a steamship, it’d be the Titanic.

If it was an airship, it’d be the Hindenburg.

And if it was a starship, it’d be the Jefferson – just about the time Grace Slick and company recorded “We Built This City” and sent American pop culture spiraling down the toilet.



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