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  1. MrBigglesWorth

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    We've all been thinking it.... What would happen to a team (that passes most of the time ) when it encounters really bad weather. I must say I am glad they answered this question today and not in the playoffs. They aprtly answered it in the Raven game.

    I have to give props to the entire team and you can compliment a ton of players.

    1. Maroney has proven when he carries he is continually getting positive yardage 3, 4, 5 yards a carry. This is extremely impressive because he has yet to have a huge run which can distort and increase that yard per carry average. You have to feel more comfortable with him going against a Colt team or any team knowing you have him.

    2. Eugene Wilson....somehow because if his lack of playing time people have concluded that he is on the doghouse. Is there anything to prove this? People hahve banked on him leaving. He proved invaluable today and will be valuable in the playoffs. He knows the scheme and has been on the big stage.

    3. The D-line and LB's. They showed up.... Wilfork, Seymour, Warren, Jarvis and pressured and stopped the run. We knew the Jets were gonna run and you have to feel better about the run defense. Gave up only 3 points

    4. And finally keep in mind the other team had to play in these conditions. balls were sailing.... when Peyton comes in he has to play in these same conditions. And don't worry about the pass defense....it was two deep safeties meant not to give up the deep pass and keep everything in front of them. That's why Chad was able to dink and dunk.


    This game was a good primer for "what if there is another bad weather snow storm game".

    Great game for the team.
     
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    McDaniels ran a Steelers offense circa 2004. Run, run, pass. Not that I cared- that was a relatively easy W considering our offense stayed in 1st gear.
     
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    They did what they needed to do in bad conditions. Run the ball effectively, have the better time of possession and play good defense.
     
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    Sort of an experimental gameplan - Belichick needed to see if his team could survive without the pass. Emphasis on running, defense and special teams - and the Pats did well.
     
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    better to experiement before the playoffs. just need to continue priming the team for the playoffs.
     
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    This game reminded me of a Pats game circa 2003 or 2004 actually. We played some stout defense and ran the ball with authority.

    Just because our passing game didn't put up 300 yards and 4 TDs, doesn't mean we didn't have a good game overall. I am more confident we can win in bad weather in the playoffs more than ever because this team can morph into that smashmouth, physical, ball control team if they need to.

    I don't think any other team is adaptable. If you have been watching the Colts in recent weeks, Addai and Keith look to be running out of gas. I don't think they could win this type of game right now.
     
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