[Apologies if these are not new points at all] 1. Last night's game proved that the Pats do draw a line in how far they 'run up the score'. It's just that they draw the line a little further out than many people. BB doesn't see the game as over and won at 37-7 or 42-10, and that is his prerogative. But taking starters out in the 4th quarter, running the ball repeatedly in the second half, and punting on 4th and 1 in the Bills' half towards the end of the game prove that BB and the Pats are not out to remorselessly humiliate opponents. 2. Speaking from my own experience, I have been on (soccer) teams that have been beaten out of sight many a time. I always felt far more 'disrespected' by opponents who pulled their best players early and started playing keep-ball rather than trying to score, than by teams who just kept on playing.