That was like beating the 80's Lakers by running with them.
Last week that team hung 40 plus on a Bills squad that got run out of the building. In one half. We ran with them, and blocked just enough layups to win.
DO you know what a statement that is? Some are looking at the Patriots near 500 yards as a sign that there are deficiencies on this defense. Yeah, we might need a better nickel coverage package for the slot, but we just played one of the most revolutionary offenses in the league and got better as the game went on. That breaks all the rules. Wanna go 85 plays, do you? As that Pats squad went north of 60 plays, our defense got better and better. That ain't right.
Besides a Bajillion points, what were the Patriots goals? 80 plus plays, put small quick guys on big guys in space, and take away our best player, Marshawn. Check, Check, and Check. Those three things were supposed to be plenty to beat an anemic rookie led offense. They executed Bill's game plan to make the rookie win the game, and the rookie won the game. Pundits will talk about how many layups they missed, well Eff the pundits. They got short arms in the clutch because even in a game where the yards looked easy, Seattle made them pay for those yards in bruises. They played their games, and the Hawks still took their will away from them.
Worried by too many close games? Don't be. This team HAS to play close games. They don't know how good they are, and only having to rise to these nail biting challenges will bring that quality out of them.
The Patriots will be just fine, they will still cruise to a division title. They are the Johnson/Kareem/Worthy Lakers. Who knows, they may get a chance to play us again.