The absolute most real reason Pats lost on Sunday doesn't revolve around the officiating, the flu the uncharacteristic mistakes, the LB depth etc etc. All THOSE WERE SYMPTOMS. The cause the reason; comes back to the regular season. And I will point to the game versus the Jets. If we win ONE MORE GAME; (and the one we MOST SHOULD HAVE WON was that one against the Jets.) then we get the Dolts at HOME. And we have one less plane trip to take and an extra day of rest after the SD game. Last time Adam V was in pats land he missed FGs; think it couldn't happen again? Do you think Manning would have been anywhere near as good in the cold and outdoors??? It all comes down to EARNING THE RIGHT TO HOST GAMES; earn the right to determine your own destiny. They gave away too many games in regular season and had to go on the road and had to play an extra playoff game versus the Jesters. No bye-rest week. All that added up. Nuff said. We'll have to fix LBs situation and CBs (SIGN SAMUEL puhhhhLEASE); to have a hope of locking up a strong schedule next year and get some home games. Let's see what BB & Pioli can come up with in what will likely be a low quality free agent year to fix those areas.