Is San Diego the team you would have picked if you could have had a choice of a team to play following this week of scandalism or would you have rather faced someone like the Browns or Bills that would likely have been a blowout game? I prefer tough teams to beat like San Diego or say Indy rather than an easier team to dominate like Cleveland. This game will truly show the world if this team can be resiliant thru adversity or crumble because of these distractions - rather than play a crap team that we should beat easily even if every player was accused of wrongdoing. This is just the second game of the season and theres 14 more to go,but I think what we accomplish for the rest of the season may be dictated on how the team reacts as a whole on sunday nights game after facing such negativity from everyone outside of Patriot Nation. This game is the key to a successful year and showing the world this team can win without any help with signals or other advantages or it can be an upward climb thru the season to proving those negative people wrong about us if we lose. Its a VERY important 2nd game in more ways than one in regards to sending a statement to the world about the "we against the world philosophy" of the 2007 New England Patriots IMO.