Can Bill Belichick win without Tom Brady? Who is the person most responsible for the Patriots' success? Remember asking those questions after Brady went down in Week One?

Four months later, you have your answers.



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Tom Brady went down, Matt Cassel stepped up.



The look on Eric Mangini's face said it all.



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I remember very well that afternoon at the Meadowlands in September of 2007, when Jets quarterback Chad Pennington came hobbling off the field after Jarvis Green rolled up his ankle on a third quarter sack against the Patriots.



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As if my life as a Packers part-owner wasn’t miserable enough watching Brett Favre every Sunday through his final half-dozen years in Green Bay (the first 10 were pretty good), now I’ve got to suffer through at least one more crucial situation with the rest of Patriots Nation on Sunday.



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The Patriots have taken care of business so well and made so many marginal teams look so awful this season that you can’t help but wonder:

Why they couldn’t have saved some of those plays for the good teams?



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The Arizona offense is so unbalanced it could serve as governor of Illinois. 

And this lack of balance is killing the Cardinals as they spit and sputter over the finish line.

Football players, fans and coaches, and even the dreaded pigskin “pundits,” almost all agree that some semblance of offensive balance helps lead to success in the NFL.



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As you know by now, I have some topics near and dear to my heart -- and I'm not even referring to MILFs, cougars, Madonna or Randy Moss.



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The conventional wisdom for the Patriots going into Sunday’s game in Oakland was that all they had to do was give the Raiders a reason to pack it in early and they would do it.

As it turns out, the Pats didn't even need to give them a reason.



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Agonizing. That's the only way to describe yesterday if you're a Patriots fan.

We're not talking about the actual game out in Oakland, of course. That was a breeze of epic proportions.



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