The game that should not be mentioned was a team loss in every sense, but let's face it- the offensive line was the biggest factor in losing. They allowed sacks and pressures all game, and that was without exotic blitz packages. They couldn't stop a 4-man rush, and that cost the Patriots their biggest win in team (and NFL) history. Although it's said there are no second acts in American life, the line has a chance to redeem itself throughout the playoffs. With its first legitimate Super Bowl threat since that fateful game, this unit is capable of doing everything except hand the team the Lombardi trophy. All opposing coaches and players agree that when Brady is well-protected, the Patriots are as close it gets to unbeatable. With veteran carryovers from that Super Bowl, including Light, Mankins, and Koppen, this unit knows what's at stake. Winning the trenches is often an emotional game, and a superb playoff push would transform their national legacies from "the guys who let Brady get sacked five times" to "a key part of their unprecedented success." Here's to hoping that Light, Mankins, Vollmer, and the rest of gang continue to fortress-like protection and outstanding run blocking... if they can do this, perhaps their motivation, execution, and the ultimate team result will finally give us the silver lining we've been looking for over the last three years. Go Pats!