The Pats are 10-3. They won the AFC East after 12 games. They're on track for a bye, and possibly their third #1 seed in a row. They have scored 97 points more than any other team in the NFL through 13 games. They outscored their opponents by 198 points (over 15 PPG), over 5PPG more than any other team in the NFL. They just annihilated a very good 10-1 Texans team in one of the most complete performances we've seen in years. And yet we've heard the following this season: Now I'm a "glass half full" kind of guy (or maybe more). And I understand that there needs to be an allowance for difference styles. But perhaps people overreacted a little bit, particularly given the sustained record of excellence that we've been privileged to witness under the Kraft-Belichick-Brady regime: the greatest example of sustained excellences since the 49ers teams of the 1980s-1990s, which occurred before free agency and the salary cap. We may lose to SF next week. We may not win the SB this year. We may flame out in our first playoff game. But whatever happens, this team and this organization deserves more respect than it got from us earlier this year, IMHO. It's given better to us than we gave to it. And I'm not talking about constructive criticism, which is always appropriate. We're the best *****ing team in the NFL, and the best organization in the NFL over the past 12 years. The team comes out and gives its all every week, and every week other teams prepare for us as though it is their Super Bowl. As Brady says, it's not easy to win a game, and any win is a win. But this year we have heard posters argue that this team is "garbage", "lethargic", "pathetic", "mediocre", worthy of being booed. So egregious that it makes even the bottom-feeding teams of the Sullivan days pale in comparison. Not to mention the usual posts that BB has lost his mojo and needs Viagra. Imagine if we lived in Kansas City.