At mid-season many of the nay-saying sports annalists were claiming that the reason New England would not go 16-0 is because the Patriots had assembled a warm weather or dome offense. An offense that because of the vertical passing game plays its best football in warm weather or a dome. They further predicted that the cold windy weather of New England and Baltimore, Buffalo, and New Jersey would be the teams eventual undoing. Turns out the annalists were not far off the mark. New England's offense has struggled since the bye week when playing in cold and wind. Not enough to lose, but enough that the blowouts have stopped. But those same nay-sayers seem to now ignore there own almost completely correct analysis. Now they are no longer saying that New England's offense is built best for warm calm climates and domes but that New England's offense has failed to execute is no longer as strong as it once was.