I'm at peace with this loss. Prior playoff losses were agonizing.............if they just made this play here or that play there, we could have won that game and the whole championship. After seeing them struggle at the end of the season (including home games), and continue to struggle against Tennessee as the game was unfolding I'll be honest I was thinking............even if they pull out this game I don't see them winning the whole thing. I don't see them winning two games on the road and another in the Super Bowl. Their offense has been held under 20 points in the past, but when it happens you consider it an anomaly. The defense either played outstanding or the Pats made uncharacteristic mistakes, but you knew if they replayed the game a couple of times they would score 24+ in those rematches. Well, the same can't be said about Saturday night. The Pats scored 13 points, but that was what their offense was........a 13 point offense. If they played Tennesse three more times there is no guarantee they score over 24+ in any of those games. They are what we thought they were, and that wasn't good enough. I'm still at peace with it though. We lost a hard fought game to a team I don't hate. An early exit doesn't have the same agonizing 'oh soooo close' feel as a Championship or Super Bowl game loss does. Oh, and it's a REALLY REALLY bad look if you cry about NOT going to 4 Super Bowls in a row. We've been lucky, and this is an opportunity where we can just appreciate what we've had and take this loss in a mature fashion.