So I was at the game on Sunday night, and it was my first live Patriots game. And I noticed a few things, first of all about the stadium; - Whenever I read these forums, I hear people complaining about the fact that it's a bunch of snobs wanting to sit and not making any noise. But I was in section 113 which is around 10-15 yard line at row 20 and as far as I could see on the home side the entire stadium was standing for the ENTIRE game (except for at half time but that's a given). And I don't know it compares to other games, but especially in the fourth quarter it was pretty loud in there (granted in the third it got quieter, as I think people we're getting worried and thus lowing their emotional investment) but on that last drive it was getting loud. - Patriot place is a nice area, and the stadium its self is very nice. Way better than the **** hole Qualcomm. - I was really lucky where I was sitting, both of Hernandez's TDs were basically right in front of me, same thing with the McCourty sack. As well as the Arrington pass defended on the corner pylon. Game observations (A lot of this stuff isn't really hugely inspiring or revelation, just stuff I saw): - I might as well right a rant about Meriweather, he could have cost us the game on the interception he made. Granted he made the interception, but McCourty was beat and had that ball not been horribly under thrown there's a good possibility that Jennings been hanging out in the end zone doing a little dance, depending on Meriweather's range to get to the top of the play. Not to mention his collision with McCourty, yuck. - D-Line depth is a huge issue right now, I could visibly see Wilfork losing steam through the game. We need Wright and all those other guys back. - Brady really is the greatest quarterback in this league along with Manning, you can tell that on TV but in person its even more impressive to watch. How he slides to avoid rushes while keeping his eyes down field to move into better throwing lanes, seriously his pocket presence is incredible. And his mechanics are close to flawless. - Belichick has a TON of trust in Brady and O'Brien. During their long drive for a TD, Belichick had his headset off and was talking to the defense the entire time with the white board (Don't know if that was observable on the TV version, but I saw it in person). He clearly trusted that pair enough to make sound judgment that he could spend time dealing with other things. - Wilfork really has stepped up his game as a leader, or appeared to have. After the Kuhn diving TD pass, Wilfork was the last person off the field by a long shot. He was slowly walking back to the sideline, not in an injured way but in a "I can't ******* believe it" way. I saw him later on talking to some of the defensive players which I can only assume he was barking at them about mental toughness, and 60 minutes of football. - Aaron Hernandez is a beast. I was watching him warm up with Gronkowski and Crumpler, his size to speed ratio is amazing. Someone with his power and strength shouldn't be able to move like he can. -McCourty is great. He allowed very little and the one pass he allowed for a TD might was all Meriweather's fault for trucking him. I think he had the speed to wrap up even though he gave up the big gain. And his CB blitz he was tenacious enough to get up and get the sack, very Woodson-esque. -Eric Moore - I don't know who you are really, but keep it up. All in all it was a fantastic trip back east, and I couldn't have asked for a better game. Go Pats!!!