Weird time. I think everyone will largely be on board with (1) but not (2) and (3). 1) We haven't played a game that was critical to winning the Superbowl since 12/9 against Pittsburgh. That's a month ago. Sure we had to win some games to round out the season but once we beat Pittsburgh the #1 seed was a virtual lock. Sure we've played some big undefeated games but it's weird to be back to a game that matters for a possible Superbowl win. 2) God help me but I'll be OK with this season if we don't win the Superbowl. Now, winning it is humongous - it makes us the greatest team and dynasty ever (certainly since the SB started) IMO. However a 16-0 regular season has never been done before. An undefeated regular season hasn't been done in 35 years. And I'll be damned if I'll look back at this as a lost season if we lose one of the next three games. 3) Again, God help me but if the Patriots get knocked out I might root for the Colts. Certainly over Jax, Dallas, Seattle, NYG and SD. Not sure about GB. I hate the Colts, I hate Manning and going from one time winners to back to back winners would be HUGE for them. But. I've spent the last month explaining to people why they suck for hating the Patriots and Brady for being so good and telling them that they should celebrate greatness, not be jealous of it. And to be consistent with that, and I do believe it, how can I root for schmucks like Romo, Rivers, Ellie, etc, over Peyton who, while I don't like him, is clearly a championship quality QB.