Obv. the Bruschi injury overshadows any positives and is the big takeaway from this game. Hopefully its nothing serious and he is back for the playoffs. Outside of that, I thought it was a good effort by the D and that they O did enough when it counted, though certainly wasn't its sharpest performance. If you think about it, in the first half, if the Brady doesn't throw that INT and they get at least a FG out of it, that's pretty much a near perfect half of football that the Pats put together, on both sides of the ball. Then the long 9+ min drive in the 2nd half was the backbreaker, a real championship drive. The game was pretty much over at that point, and the somewhat lackadaisacal play of the Pats from then on indicated to me that they were just waiting for the game to end. No real positives to take from the game IMO, but no real glaring negatives either. A very commonplace perfunctory win, but really that was all that was necessary. I would have liked to see the ground game look better, though I was happy with the commitment to it. Brady was good enough considering the conditions. And the D was its normal smothering self, except for the one garbage TD drive they gave up. (I'm not even couting the Vinnie drive as the backups were in). I'd say a solid B. You're not going to dominate for a full 60 mins with even the backups as they did vs. Tampa, so you can't really complain.