Point differential for each game (from 1st to last) 24 24 31 20 17 21 21 45 4 46 3 3 21 10 21 3 11 9 -3 In the first half, the pats were crushing every team; and by the 2nd q the games were over. In the second half; they crushed some teams, but in half the games the opposing team was in the game going into the 4th. Compare that with the giants, who obviously didn't play up to their potential during stretches in the season, then went into overdrive from week 17. Should BB allow the team to not go 100% intense in the first 5 weeks or so next season; then ramp up in the 2nd half? Even going 75% (in terms of mental prep) we could probably still go 6-2 in the first 8. Is keeping the focus for 22 weeks (plus training camp) just too long (especially when, as a player, they don't want to be the one responsible for the end of the streak)?