After watching yesterdays game it got me thinking about how Patriots fans would react to that type of performance and result against a team that has little or no recent playoffs success. The Giants O-line, like Patriots O-lines of the recent past, looks good at pass protection but struggles to open many decent running lanes - hence the anaemic NYG rushing stats of recent times ( I think they were 31 or 32 last year at toting the rock). Both years they ended up winning the SB despite very average regular season efforts - kudos for getting hot at the right time etc, but I do wonder what sort of melt down would take place on this board should the Patriots lose 6 or 7 games during the regular season. The threads I read regarding the O-line issues makes me wonder what planet some of these guys are on - do they use 2007 as a benchmark for Patriots performances - do they not realize plenty of other teams around the league don't have great players backing up their O-line? Maybe we'll get to see, if the Patriots actually have the temerity to lose their opening game away to a pretty decent team.