Wow! That was a big game. The Pats squeaked by with the victory after coming from behind – much like the Colts did earlier this year during last season’s AFC Championship game. The best regular season football game ever? I dunno, but it certainly was a matchup of the two best teams in football and it was a very hard-played game.
At times, both teams looked like they were struggling, although certainly the Patriots looked like they were in deeper trouble for the first three quarters. I attribute that to the quality of the 11 guys on the other side of the ball – for both teams. The somewhat suspect Patriots D did a great job in the Red Zone. Without those defensive stands, the score would have been quite a bit different. Joseph Addai is really incredible.
It may have been a different game if Marvin Harrison weren’t hurt. On the other hand, it may have been a different game if the officials weren’t playing for Indy.