Yes,this loss hurt. And yes, last years loss in the AFCCG hurt. But as a 30+ year Patriots fan it's time to put this into prospective. Before 2001 all I wanted was one Super Bowl Championship in my life time. This team has given me three. More than I ever expected. Also, this team has given me great season after great season. I can remember the -1-15 and 2-14 seasons. Also I can remember when this team was the laughing stock of the NFL, maybe in all of sports. I can remember when the fear of losing our team to another region was a reality. All any fan should expect from their team is to compete for championships. To win a championship is hard and sometimes takes good fortune, as we saw with the Giants with that 83 yard drive. So, I'm ready to move on from this season knowing that this team has good players, good coaches, and good ownership to provide us with great seasons for the foreseeable future. Many fans of other teams,if they are being honest, would love to be in the position of us Patriots right now.