I think we’ve all got mixed emotions after this one. The Patriots really played well on many levels Sunday in Indianapolis, yet they also made a series of pull-your-hair-out mistakes that cost them the victory. I don’t consider the result so much a bad loss as a missed opportunity.



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Good night for the Patriots.

Bad night for Bill Belichick.



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The 21st-century Patriots are the best big-game team in NFL history. In fact, nobody else is even close.

But the best news for New England?

The good times may not be over. Seemingly against all odds, the Tom Brady-less Patriots are on pace to prove the best big-game team of 2008, as well.



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Diversity is the name of the game here, folks. From Tom Brady trade scenarios to Greg Dickerson’s eye-liner, we cover the spectrum in this week’s mailbag. We even give you some straight football talk.

But enough of my yakking. Let’s boogie….

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We have come to praise the Patriots defense.

Or at least give it a little bit of credit.



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FOXBORO -- There are times the numbers lie, and if you doubt that just look at Matt Cassel the last two games.



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It seemed like the perfect place to watch Game 7.

For Mike Lowell and his wife, Bertha, the New York City bar resided just a few blocks from the hospital where he would be undergoing surgery the next day.



You guys worried about Tom Brady yet? I'm starting to get there.



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This is how the other half lives – feasting on victory one week, starving for success the next.

It’s actually kind of exciting, not to mention a long-lost feeling for New England football fans.



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This is going to be a uniformly positive report card, as you would expect following a 41-7 blowout win. But before we get started, I think it’s important to ask a simple question that, unfortunately, serves as something of a caveat to the Patriots performance:

What happened to the Broncos?



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