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  1. SVN

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    immaturity vs experience...

    felger put it best...give the chargers team to BB , and it wouldve been a blowout..chargers inexperience and dumb mistakes inspite of all the mistakes pats made really made the diff...the troy brown play vs the muffed punt is the only example one needs to see
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    I think that's right. We were pretty soundly getting beaten in all three phases of the game until the last few minutes and still had a chance to win.

    The funny thing is that I've been saying for years and years during games that trying to intercept a ball when your opponent has 4th down is among the dumbest plays in football, unless you have a clear path to the end zone. It should be treated like a hail mary play -- knock the ball to the ground. Never seen it play out bad for the intercepting team, though. Not until a few minutes ago, that is.
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    You know, screw Mike Felger. Stupid fool, picking the Bolts to blow us out. Guy is only happy if we loose.
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    I disagree based upon one point. Marty Shcotenloser has all the maturity and experience with 200 wins. He just can't coach a big playoff win.
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    Guess we watched different games.
    1st quarter was a draw.
    2nd quarter was slightly in favor of the Chargers
    3rd quarter was also a draw.
    4th quarter was almost all Pats.
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    Regardless of context, please NEVER write those words again ;)
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    It just seemed bad because of that bad run of SD TD, Patriot INT, SD TD . . . thankfully we got that late TD at the end of the 2nd quarter.
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    The ONLY reason for this win is because the Patriots did what I said they needed to do and that was to execute better than the Chargers. They did that (barely) and won (barely).


    ;)
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    It was far more than experience over immaturity although that was clearly a factor. It was poise ,intelligence,staying calm when everyone around You is crazy,playing technique rather than relying on physical ability and just knowing how to win in the playoffs.Add Brady and Belichick when the money is on the table and you come up with Patriots Win.Charger mistakes as well as Marty also contributed mightily.
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    I don't know about breaking it down by quarter, but it's kind of tough to say that 4th quarter was almost all Pats when we lose the game if a guy just knocks a ball down instead of intercepting it. We scored 11 points in the last 5 minutes. Pretty clearly we were the better team there, but until that point I thought: (1) We were soundly beaten on both sides of the ball on special teams all day long, although they did make one bad special teams play. (2) Their defensive schemes were better than ours and had us confused much more than we had them confused. (3) They vastly outperformed us for much of the game in yards on first and second down and had a much better distance on third down and much better conversion on third down.

    We won a game because we made big plays after their mistakes. They should have been beating us more than they were when some of those happened, is the way I see it. But we still made the plays. Even in their last drive, they were moving the ball pretty easily, but their kicker just didn't have the leg and their coach had thrown away a time out.
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    I guess I watched a different game from you. To me it was obvious the Patriots were on their heels in the first quarter (and more than half the game at least), with the SD offense knocking on the door. SD could run for yards and get some pass yards. The Patriots could get some pass yards. I give the Patriot Defense credit for getting tough as the field got shorter though, and for the turnover too. However, SD I think was into the Patriot side of the field on every single first quarter series. Fortunately, the Patriots put together a drive that got just into FG range (credit SG for that much needed long FG!!). That made it at least competitive in the first quarter but still a quarter that was obviously more dominated by SD.

    In the second quarter, Patriots are on their heels again. SD had 2 TD drives. I don't think the Patriots had a first down drive until the last drive for a TD. Again, that last drive made the quarter competitive and imho kept the game alive for the Patriots.

    The third quarter likely favored the Patriots solely because we scored a FG (but did nothing else) and SD did nothing on offense.

    Last quarter, best NE quarter. Again, still on our heels too often, however, we got a TD, 2 pointer and a FG. SD got a TD. That quarter was ours.

    All that said, one would have to have extreme Patriot colored glasses on to not see that SD was winning the individual battles far more often than not. The Patriots played more mistake free (actually more like they made less mistakes) and executed when it was critical to do so. That is why we won.
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    True. But there's a possibility that (A) Marty could get fired for this, and (B) Martyball could come to Miami. :D
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    I think the perception of who was the better team was skewed by the fact that they beat us so badly in regard to field position. But give the Pats credit for dealing with the poor field position and still overcoming.
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    When a team wins by 3 points, you can point to a dozen key plays that would have made a difference in the outcome of the game.

    I give our guys more credit than the fact that it was the other team's inexperience.

    Troy's hit, the TD, the 2 point conversion, the missed FG by SD, the turnovers etc... pick any one of them and we don't win the game....

    Of course, that's what Champions do - they refuse to lose. We've got that attitude back. Watch out Colts!

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