Watching that game, I felt pretty certain that the Pats were going to lose up until the fourth quarter. Plus, I was very nervous about the fourth quarter since the Chargers are generally an incredible fourth quarter team. LT lived up to all the hype; their OL lived up to its hype; they easily won the field position game; for much of the game they confused Brady. I thought some of their attempted interceptions were bluffs to intimidate Brady, and it worked. For awhile, Brady was throwing more and more cautious. He only changed course when we fell behind. The Pats beat a great team. Our bend but don't break philosophy was pushed to its outer limits and everyone from Brady to Brown to Faulk to Colvin to Caldwell to Hobbs had memorable clutch plays. We needed every single one of those clutch plays to win. Against any other opponent, if we played the way we played against the Chargers, we would have blown them away. I was impressed with the Chargers, and thank them for giving us a great afternoon of football. I don't think I've seen a game that exciting since we played the Rams in SBXXXVI.