I, like most of you, have a battle going on inside me between excitement and anxiety. I am about to head out of my apartment to take a long drive to the place I will be watching the game. The scenery should help with my anxiety and nervousness a bit. Anyway, I was thinking this morning and decided to pose a question to all of you. I would like to know how many of us at the very beginning of the journey when football was announced and the truncated off-season stuff began truly thought that the Patriots would, in fact, be among the final four? How many of you thought this would eventually be where our beloved team would end up? I ask because there was so much talk about the lack of pass rush and everything else, especially in those first few games. Then the defense played as poorly as it did all year and at one point this team was 5-3. Through it all, who thought this team would be where it is right now with a legit chance to be in the SB on February 5?