there's a lot of chess involved between these two teams, and that's because there's so much at stake. Each knows the other is the only one who can really keep them from winning it all. that said, I had the thought during the game, at least somewhat, that belichick is 'holding back' some stuff for the afc championship. I don't think he wants to show them all his best stuff now.... that has a little to do with why the pats could quickly come back near the end and win it, and why they struggled so much and for so long. not saying the colts didn't play well - they definately did - and are much better than I thought - and brady even said they surprised the pats with some stuff they did - plus the headphones not working - plus the refs, but still - after all that, I still think BB didn't want to show all his cards and give the colts time to figure out answers to them, I think he'll hit them with his best shots in the playoffs. it all goes back to his favorite book - the art of war!