1.) I felt the defense got too much of the blame for the first half. I think the offense was the bigger problem in the first half. They kept the defense on the field for most of the first half because they couldn't get a drive going. 2.) On the offense, the red zone offense was horrendous yesterday. They were 1 for 4 in the redzone yesterday. That is pathetic. The Pats have been great in the red zone this year so I will chock it up to a bad day. 3.) Props to Gronk. The way he is playing this year, he looks to be the best TE in this league since Shannon Sharpe. He might end up being better than Sharpe. 4.) I think safety play is what hurt the defense yesterday. Ihedebgo is clearly playing hurt and can barely handled contact to his shoulder. They need an upgrade there and luckily Chung will be coming back. He isn't the best cover safety (although better than some give him credit for), but an upgrade. 5.) I have heard that the Pats made Rex Grossman look like Joe Montana, but the fact of the matter is yesterday wasn't Grossman's best game this season. Not even close. He played better against the Giants, Cowboys, and Seahawks. He had 252 yards yesterday which is his fifth best game this season in terms of yards (and he didn't play three games this season). It was seventh best in terms of completion percentage. It was his fourth best in terms of QB ratings. Grossman is not a good QB, but he has been far better than most people on this board have given him credit for. Yesterday wasn't his best game of the season, not even close. Rex Grossman: Game Logs at NFL.com 6.) The officiating was horrible yesterday. It wasn't one sided. London Fletcher didn't deserve the 15 yard penalty for hitting Brady, but the Andre Carter hitting the QB below the waist and the non-call on hitting the defenseless receiver helmet to helmet on the defender who hit Gronk in the end zone were inexcusable. The Wilfork penalty was questionable, but I blame Wilfork because it was stupid of him to dive into him like that when just touching him would have done the same thing and avoided any chance of a penalty. 7.) The third quarter is the sweet spot of the team. This is where the Pats play the best football on both sides of the ball. In the last four games they have outscored their opponents 62-7 in the third quarter. Unfortunately, the offense has been grounded in the first quarter for a lot of games this season. 8.) It is amazing that Brady can have a bad game and still throw for 357 yards and three TDs. I thought yesterday was one of the worst games he played all season and he still did enough to have stats that most QB would dream about. 9.) I am getting a little upset about the lack of commitment to the run. The Pats didn't even try to run the ball and when they did early, they were far too predictable. The outside run on 3rd and one was just plain stupid. I haven't been quick to criticize O'Brien's gameplans, but I definitely did yesterday.