After watching the game last night I was disappointed, but really encouraged by the way the team played. 1) Matt Cassel - He played as well as we could possibly expect. His final numbers, 25 of 34, 204 yards is an example of just how far he has come in a very short time. When he wasn't cut I wondered why, but last night he proved his worth. He was outplayed in the preseason and look god awful, but Belichick obviously knew what he was doing. He was a drop and a bad penalty away from leading his team to 6 and 2 and sole possession of first place. He was confident and poised and made the correct decisions all night. 2) The offensive line - A nice night by the guys up front. No sacks, not a whole lot of pressure and the opened some holes for a very average group of runners. 3) The D-line - They were just OK, but they held the Colts to less than 30 yards rushing. They did their job. 4) The Linebackers - Played well all night. The fact that they didn't get a whole lot of conversation on the tube tells you that they had a good night. They made the plays they were supposed to make and that is all you can ask. 5) The Defensive backs - They gave aup a couple of bad receptions, but overall holding the Colts to 18 points should have gotten them a win. 6) Coaching - This one is on the coaching staff. Take away the bad challenge, the goal line time out and that horrible middle screen at the end of the game and I give them an A+. Those mistakes won't likely happen again, unless Belichick and company channel their inner Herm Edwards in a future game. Conclusion - This is a good team, with a pretty good quarterback and a great coaching staff. It will be tough to win into the playoffs with the current roster of DB's, they are the weakness of the team, but the team continues to play above expectations. This may be Belichicks best coaching job since he brought that bad Cleveland into the playoffs and beat the Patriots. There was a lot of good that happened last night. It points to a successful second half.