Agreed pretty much- that's why I was hoping for the 49ers in the Super Bowl. Winning a SB by beating Tebow, Flacco and Alex Smith would have been just an incredible amount of luck. The Pats' defense was below average, and the safeties were by far the worst unit, so it shouldn't have surprised anyone that they couldn't keep a top-tier passing offense from working the middle of the field and eating up time of possession. Every team has weaknesses, and the Pats faced pretty much their worst possible matchup in the Super Bowl.
I'd much rather have faced Alex Smith also but did you see that SF defense? They beat the crap out Eli. They also beat up many-a-QB last year.