1. This was a great time for the red zone defense to get healthy. If the Colts score TDs on two trips out of three instead of one out of three, the game is tied. (Yes, the Pats had good field position at the end and could have won anyway, but maybe in a tie game Manning also wouldn't have coughed up the fumble.) 2. Two games up for HFA with seven games to go. It's OK to talk a bit now about regular season records, such as 16-0 or Brady's TD count. 3. Can you easily imagine the Pats losing two games the rest of the season without one of them being to Pitt? I can't. 4. The Pats played a great team. Some vulnerabilities were exposed. This is a great time for a bye week to clean them up. 5. Look up Asante's stats. He's tied for second in the NFL in both INTs and passes defensed. And he's not a gambler who gets burned a lot, nor a lame tackler. The guy simply is playing like one of the top CBs in the game. 6. If Brady's favorite receiver is the open guy, he must think Moss is always open. That TD pass was a classic example, as the announcers pointed out 7. If he thinks that, he's pretty right. We finally saw a pass knocked away from Moss today, but how often does that happen? 8. The Colts were the defending Super Bowl champs with an awesome winning streak who nonetheless were being disrespected, at least relative to a team they had been beating fairly consistently in recent years. And they had injury problems to overcome. And they play a bend-don't-break defense. And they were playing a short-gaining offense. Sound like any team you've ever rooted for? It felt like role reversal to me. 9. Special teams were huge. There were a number of excellent returns. Punts and kicks going the other way consistently buried the Colts deep in their territory. Most important, Seymour evidently got a paw on a Vinateri FG try.