Enough said. Ok let me explain it cause it appears some still don't get it. You see the Pats have been #2 in defense efficiency all year long. They have been #2 in special teams all year long. The fact that they give up a lot of years meant nothing. People don't get it. So if what you watched still didn't convince you consider this: Joe Flacco finished with a quarterback rating of: 22/36 306 8.5 2 1 95.4 Tom Brady: 22/36 239 6.6 0 2 57.5 Patriots finished the game with a -2 turnover margin. We won. Do you know how many teams had negative turnover margins in the playoffs and won? NONE. You simply can't do it without a good defense. In the playoffs, it's damn near impossible unless you go back in time to the 1980's. Oh, and yards don't matter. Enough disrespect for this Patriots defense. It is the best in the business.