- Aug 4, 2005
I think people's views on this are fully formed -- and as deeply held as they were on JD Drew and are on raising the debt ceiling.But was that because it was the playoffs or a general weakening of the Pats offense for some reason? Of the 4 regular season games under 30, three of them were in the last 5 games of the season and of the 5 teams we played twice (Fins, Jets, Bills, Chargers, Giants) we scored fewer points in the second game against all of them except Buffalo.
Some people think that football is football, essentially seamless from early Sept to mid-Feb; others believe that playoff football is different. Some think that if you lose a playoff game to team that scores 17 or 21, it's a random event or the offense fell down on the job; others believe you better be prepared to win by holding the other guy to 13 or 16 because good defenses show up in January and maybe the most you'll get is 14 or 17.
I'm sure only that this debate will never be resolved to everyone's satisfaction -- and that the fact you're pounding the crap out of teams now may not leave you smiling two months from now.