What? Let me explain. I have heard over and over again what motivated this team was last years loss to the Colts in the AFCCG and wanting to avenge it. I have heard over and over again that the "real super bowl" would be the AFCCG. When Tom Brady was asked about 19-0 or 16-0. He responded the same nobody sets out to have a perfect season...the goals are win the division, earn home field for the playoffs, and hopefully get yourself in a position so you can go to the super bowl. I would ask you to note that Colts-Pats game was dub SB 41-1/2. I would ask you to observe that the Patriots play dropped not once the weather turned nasty but once they had clinched the AFC East. (Weather was bad for Bills game) I would ask you to observe that in the Jax game the Patriot played very well and thought they were fighting for the right to play the Colts in the AFCCG. So what were the Patriots goals: Avenge loss of AFCCG - check win SB 41-1/2 Win the AFC East - check intensity drops. Get to the AFCCG - check intensity jumps in Jax game Get themselves to SB - check. As George Bush would say, "Mission accomplished," but like GWB, BB's mission was not complete.