Any Given Sunday is a cliche that is based in fact. There is such a small margin between success and failure on any given play, and the key plays that decide a game. The best players are most likely to succeed over the course of a season, less likely over the course of a game, less likely over the course of a single drive andless likley over the course of a play. There is so much debate over the second half yesterday, but consider this: -If there was a penalty on an incomplete 3rd down pass, or Brady was off by about an inch on the passes to Hernandez or Moss, the Patriots may have been shut out in the first half. If Moss catches either of the Ints, which I believe after reviewing the tape he should have, and/or the 3rd and 7 he was one step short on, we may have scored 21 2nd half points. Those 2-3 plays per half going one way or the other completely reverse the success or failure. You can take a couple of defensive plays here or there and see the same thing. Overall, the Patriots did not play nearly well enuogh to win the game, but even in a 14 point loss the margin is slim. I suppose we could go back to last week and isolate a couple of plays that may have changed that game as well. The point I am trying to make is the quality of a team is determined over the course of a season, and both overating the team based on week 1 or underrating based on week 2 is premature. The consensus of the board seemed to have the team at 10-11 wins this year. Winning at home vs a playoff team and losing on the road vs a playoff team are both pretty consistent with that.