I've seen people say on this forum, "The defense has been sub-par for several years now." Get yourself some perspective, you seem like just another Pats fan who can't beyond the emotions of a game. The Patriots, even after giving up 35 points against the Colts, are 3RD IN POINTS ALLOWED THIS YEAR. They were 8th in points allowed last year, and the year before they were 4th. Sure, the Pats D over the past few years may have not been up to your standards. But only to a completely spoiled Patriots fan would those number be "sub-par." Give me a break, step outside your own frustrated bubble for just one second. In no way has the Patriots D been "subpar." That is simply factually untrue. I've had a few beers at this point , so forgive my honesty, but you all really need to calm down. We lost in an unfortunate way against the best team in the league...and we have many weeks to go to improve. Us and the Colts are the best teams in the league, and we dominated for a long time in this game. We have a very good chance to go far in the playoffs, perhaps win it all. To blame a team that has put up performances that nearly every other team would give anything up for over the past year is sad as fans. Frankly, you all need to get a grip. Sure, everyone is welcome to criticize. But I completely disagree that any aspect of our team over the past few years has been hugely flawed. Sure, we've had some faults, but that's a NFL-wide fact, EVERY team has flaws. You all need to get a grip. This team is going to have flaws. The 2001 team had flaws, the 2003 team had flaws, and the 2004 team had flaws. The only team that didn't have any huge flaws was the 2007 team (besides a significant run game)...and we all know how that ended. So please guys, stop crying chicken little. We still have a season ahead of us, although we probably lost home field advantage. Then again, look at what the Giants did. Moreover, Morris and Taylor will be back by the playoff push...and we all know how much that run game was needed at the end of the game. We are in GREAT SHAPE so far. We showed we can stick it with the best team in the league. Can't wait to see how the season unfolds. We all have a right to criticize. But to claim that we as a team are really losing it is absurd. We have a top 5 team in the league, most likely a top 2 team. And that's with many weeks to go. Can't wait to see how everything unfolds. Let's hope we can strengthen weaknesses and get healthy as we near the playoff push. Fact is: Everyone in this forum demands perfection. This is fair, we all sit here on a fat computer chair and a comfortable couch, and whether we got ot the game or not, we don't make a huge difference. Every team in this league has flaws, and every team moves on. We lost games in 2001,2003,2004. Look at the superbowl champs the past few years, they all had flaws and they all lost games. I see people pointing out flaws in our game and saying that we will never get far in the playoffs. That is patently absurd. I don't blame anyone here, and considering it's a forum I don't expect otherwise, but in my personal opinion, the people in this forum really need to get a grib on not only the standard in the NFL, but a reasonable standard for our team as well. No one can be perfect. And, considering the last couple years, those who are perfect don't get the final prize anyways. It's a long year, and everyone has flaws. Teams change, people grow, that's the way it is in the NFL. I can't help but label those who watch this loss and predict the future with any form of certainty as anything but a bandwagoner. Sorry to come out so harsh (and I expect significant whiplash), but really guys, get a hold of yourself.