Bored and restless I have been going over stats and game reports for the Pats and Colts. While not scientific, something that is interesting is that this is the first year I can remember the Pats having their top 5 O lineman for the playoffs. It is usually a mix and match of various street free agents. Also they have a good streak of playing together (5 plus games with the same unit). The continuity helped against SD. Also Graham did not play against the Colts, in my opinion he is a stabilizing force for the offense. He can block, he makes a few plays and is tough as nails. Watson is very incinsistent and a can't be relied upon to block. Grahambo helps give the O a little bit of swagger and physical attitude. Last point, Mankins has really emerged as a beast. The guy is strong and mean, I remember thinking during the draft "a freaking guard?". Great pick, he has added a lot to the team and is much better than Joe And. Final analysis - I think our protection is going to be fine and Brady is going to have a great game.