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    Re: CHFF:AFC icy issues

    You made me THROW UP EVERYWHERE:

    "
    AFC East
    Icy Issue: Has Bill Belichick lost his mojo?
    Icier Response: Yeah, baby, yeah!

    Pro football’s resident Dr. Evil built his Hall of Fame resume with a license to kill enemy offenses. He silenced Buffalo’s mighty K-Gun when he was an assistant with the Giants in Super Bowl XXV, he closed the curtain on the Greatest Show on Turf in Super Bowl XXXVI, and he dismantled the explosive Colts offense on the way to victories in Super Bowls XXXVIII and XXXIX.

    But Belichick’s once-formidable defenses have disintegrated live on national television each of the past two seasons, at the most critical moments of the biggest games.

    Belichick’s Patriots suffered one of the most stunning second-half collapses in postseason history in the 2006 AFC title game: a 21-3 first-half lead ended in a 38-34 defeat. The most shocking Cold, Hard Football Facts to emerge from the game was that New England’s defense allowed 32 first downs – the most ever in a regulation playoff game.

    Then, of course, came Super Bowl XLII, when the undefeated Patriots fell to the Giants. New England's record-setting offense generated plenty of blame for tanking in the biggest game of the year. But don’t forget that the Patriots defense held the Giants to just 3 points through three quarters – then suddenly surrendered TD drives of 80 and 83 yards in the fourth quarter, the final score coming with just 35 seconds to play.

    The Patriots could very easily be winners of a record five Super Bowls in seven seasons – were it not for a pair of colossal fourth-quarter collapses "
     
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    I thought it was pretty funny. They were fair in dishing out the criticism. I particularly enjoyed:

    "...even for an organization that hordes humiliating playoff exits like prized family heirlooms." (Dolts)


    "Back in high school, we had a category in the yearbook called “talks most, says least” (Bolts)

    LOL. Cant disagree with that :)
     
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    Re: CHFF:AFC icy issues

    "The Patriots could very easily be winners of a record five Super Bowls in seven seasons"

    Never mind could have, it's what should have been, five in seven.

    "were it not for a pair of colossal fourth-quarter collapses."

    And as a result, it will never be. What a sin.

    That said, they also had two fourth quarter collapses vs the Rams and the Panthers and managed to win both games in last second fashion, so maybe it's better to think not of what could have been, but rather what is.
     
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    I guess your right and if a McNab hadn't damn near collapsed himself, we could have one upped the Buffalo Bills......and been five time losers.

    We got three and it just shows us all how hard, how really hard it is to get these rings. Even with a team that wins all their freaking games, nothing is guaranteed going into the big one.
     
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    I read the AFC East and got sad.

    I didn't finish the article.
     
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    No wonder you're sad if you only read the AFC E. part! Finish the article. It's funny. After you read what it says about the Dolts and especially the Bolts, you'll feel better :)
     
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    Amen.




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    Good read, look on the semi-bright side, if everything they write came true, the Pats would still be deep in the playoffs contending - and LdT would still be wearing a diaper over his head to absorb the tears.
     
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