The NFL got to the Pats. You realize that in 3 playoff games, Peyton has 2 TD passes. Both in the first quarter against the Pats. Don't believe for a second the NFL didn't get to Kraft and Bill and told them to make it easy on Pey Pey and not to embarrass him. They capitulated and the rest of the game didn't go as planned. Remember this is known only to Kraft and BB.