Had Faulk been deemed to have converted the 4th and 2, and we had won the Indy game, we'd be 10-4, division champs, strong contenders for the bye, and most of us would be generally happy with ourselves (with reservations of course), expecting a 12-4 or 11-5 season depending on how much we played our starters. We would have been the conquerers of Indy. The hope would be that we would improve enough by the end of the season to beat the chargers and the saints. Instead we are the "hapless" patriots, as one poster just posted. What a crock! Perhaps, the reality is that we will still be the division champs, still win our first game at home. AND THEN, And then, just perhaps, we should expect a great game with Indy who we played to within inches last time, and hope to have improved enough to beat the chargers and the saints. ============ Much has happened this season, but I suspect that much of the perspective of many posters would be greatly different if the ref had made a different call, or if Faulk had gained a few more inches.