1. Its a credit to the ENTIRE team that Tom Brady can play his WORST game of the seasonand the Pats can win a game of THAT Magnatude. 2. All three picks were his fault. The tipped ball was a bit unlucky, but it came off of an inaccurate pass...and it wasn't his only inaccurate throw. The Jammer Pick was just a prayerl thrown into coverage. The Cromartie pick was ANOTHER ill advised throw, although a great play by Cromartie. But even some of the completions were not the great balls we've come to expect from Brady. Kevin Faulk bailed Brady out a couple of times with great catches off inaccurate passes. 3. The Good news is that Brady and the rest of the Team made enough plays to win the game fairly comfortably IMHO. The OTHER good thing is the fact that Brady INVARIABLY follows a poor game with a great one. And the NEXT game would be a great game for a TB MVP performance. 4. Some announcer said something that struck me as so true. He mentioned that some day down the road, when the Pats have a "Kevin Faulk day", he will get to know the just how much Pats fans have learned to appreciate what he truly means to this team. 5. Though the Charger had 2 sacks, I thought the OL protected very well, they once again made Shawn Merriman irrelavent. JUST LIKE LAST YEAR. Brady had plenty of time most of game, IMHO. However the Chargers had GREAT coverage in the secondary. 6. OK its time to ask when will the next Randy Moss sighting is going to be. IIRC he has only ONE more catch than Heath Evans this playoffs season. I don't believe all this stuff about team's taking him out of the game with double coverage. HEY GUYS, he's had double coverage all year. Part of the Blame goes to Randy, but part has to go to the coaching staff which has done NOTHING to get Randy clear and give him some fast releases, like with motion or positioning him in the slot, etc. 7. I am STILL waiting for the first PAP (play action pass) of the AFCCG. I was yelling at the screen the ENTIRE 2nd half waiting for it to happen. EVERY single time Moroney lined up with Brady under C it was a run. Except for one time where they eschewed the PAP and dropped right back WITHOUT making a run fake....and was sacked. I just don't understand the reluctance, ESPECIALLY given how successful PAPs have been this year. Personally, all due respect to the SD defense, this wasn't the best offensive game plan we had this season, and Josh's playcalling left a lot to be desired IMHO. 8. There was an official AThomas sighting yesterday. I thought he was much more visible in the Pass rush and set the edge on running plays all game. 9.That last 9 minute drive was so impressive even though no points were scored, Especially the last 2 first downs where Moroney ran against a stacked defense. And speaking about peaking at the right time, how about Lawrence Moroney. Superbowl thoughts: (without going into much depth) 1. While I was watching the Packer/Giant game, by half time, I was convinced that the Pats will crush whoever emerges from this game. Origninally, I was becoming more and more afraid of the Packers. They appeared to have all the factors that would create problems for the Pats. 2 "shut down" corners. Big WRs, a solid running game, good offensive line, fast pass rushers and of course, Bret Farve. But after watching them for a half, that fear faded fast. The more I watched the more I became convinced that a lot of that image was created by the Packers playing against bad NFC opponents. I have a lot of respect for what the Giants have accomplished in the playoffs. In fact that except for the city they represent, they are positively likeable, especially since Shockey went out. However lets not forget that we hung 38 point on that defense, despite all the talk about their pass rush, and give BB 2 weeks to prepare for the offense that the Giants have shown in the playoffs and I GUARANTEE that the Giants will be hard pressed to get 20 points. 2. Be prepared for the media's attempt to elevate the Giants to epic proportions and diminish the Pats just to hype the game. Don't take it personally. The people who do it are either the run of the mill haters or guys who are just trying to make this game more competitive than it will be. I was much more worried about a banged up SD team, than I am about the Giants. As to why I have this conviction, well that will be for another time. Its a LONG 2 weeks before Arizona, and I don't want to shoot ALL my bullets today.