Last night's game reminded me a lot of what we've seen over the past 8 years or so... They either have REALLY fantastic games or REALLY crappy games. We see it all the time... the Pats are playing great, and then they lose by 30 points. Or they score a zillion points in a season and then fall apart in a single game. Fairly consistently, however that first drive goes tends to dictate whether the Pats will mope around and get run over or whether they will stand up and crush their opponent. I've watched a lot of football, and the Pats seem to me to be by far the most bi-polar team in the league. Am I completely imagining things, or do the Pats seem to collectively act euphoric or depressed/lethargic in any given game? I can't think of very many games recently where they have played "average". It always seems to be some extreme. If I'm not imagining things, then what could be causing it? Why was our pass protection brilliant last week and pathetic last night? Was Cinci THAT much better than the Eagles?