This is not only ridiculous, it's bad for the Pats. Accept responsibility where responsibility lies. The only "conspiracy" has been with our own FO and coaching staff, in trading the team's identity as a tough, physical, clutch team and morphing into the the latest version of the Bills teams of the 1990's, the 1999-2001 Rams, and the 2003-2007 Colts. A very good, high scoring team, but one which just isn't defined by those same attributes any more. That seems to have been a calculated decision made after 2006 when the team lost in the AFCCG to the Colts. But the results suggest that "black and blue" teams still do pretty well come playoff time. We've turned into the 1984 LA Lakers. The Ravens were the Celtics, and Bernard Pollard clotheslined us just like Kevin McHale did to Kurt Rambis. If the shoe had been on the other foot, we'd be cheering. Just because it happened to us doesn't mean it was a "conspiracy". Take it like a man, and figure out how to hit back harder next time if you don't want to be bullied.