We are progressing well and are a good team. Gaffney's drop could have happened to anyone. It sucked, but we always forgive those when we manage to win. He is not a bad football player. Thomas' penalty was a lack of discipline. You can bet he'll get all the discipline he can handle today. It's interesting to see these game-screwing brain-farts from this side. Really drives home how important mistake-free football is. Manning has lost something. He had some good moments, but I'd be surprised if they do better than .500 Cassel is the real deal. He still has progress to make, but this guy's ceiling may be a long ways off. He had to carry the burden of some screwed up play calling and dealt well with pressure all night. Games are rarely closer than that. Bill is a genius, but even geniuses step in dog crap sometimes. Bad night for the coach. I'd say he'll learn from it, but he so rarely does those thing, I don't think he has to. Moss is a weapon even when he's not getting the ball. I think he's a big reason our run game was still good last night. The Law Firm is very likely the real deal as well. With a nickname like that, and some very decisive running, we now know we can succeed even if we only activate one of our vets on any given day. If they all made it through a game healthy, we would put up some pretty amazing ground yards. We have some serious ability to control the clock. I was amazed at the length of some of these drives. That will help us win games. Our Secondary needs leadership. This is more of an assumption, but I think we need someone who can fill the void Rodney has left behind back there. If Wheatley is hurt bad (I really hope not, he looked good) it may yet be time to consider having The Law on both sides of he ball. Despite that, our secondary could be awesome next year without a lot of changes. It's too bad some of these guys have had to be rushed in, but the speed of our D overall next year will be totally different from last year. That will be interesting, especially if our offense regains its venom. Finally, some frustrating stuff happened, but we really played a good game. These Patriots, with a few tweaks, are a playoff calibre team. This game had that sickening feeling of SB42, maybe almost worse in a sense, where we really had the game under control, but got beat by panic rather than adjusting. Luckily it wasn't the SB and it wasn't a division game. The AFCE is going to be ours.