I am just as worried about this defense as anyone. But while watching SD kick a FG to extend it's lead and keeping in mind the craziness of this week (wins by KC, Indy, Carolina, Philadelphia...) is there something to be said about going on the road, playing a HOT team (though some will downplay their run as lucky) and getting it done ? NE may indeed lose early in the playoffs once again, but for the moment : this team won while so many others didn't. And they did so on the road vs a division leader. For one day - I think things are pretty good all things considered. I would say it speaks to this team's toughness and desire.