What kinda of a win do you prefer. ? I think i always prefer a blowout not out of disrespect to the other team ..just keeps my blood pressure in check That being said , one of the great strengths of this team in the past has been the mental strength..making plays when it counted and winning those close games.Only time i saw the pats rattled was in that 4th quarter in indy. heath evans penalty and caldwell's dropped catches. Leads me to this query.Considering the number of new players on offense we have, does the team NEED a close game to gauge itself especially on offense ? Iam sure the D is tested mentally in the past so not really bothered about it but the offense maybe needs a test ... thoughts ? personally i hope we keep winning easy but a close game wouldnt do harm especially for the playoffs and so on and so forth.