Rob Ninkovich details why the Patriots didn’t win the Super Bowl in 2007 (yahoo.com)
According to former Patriots defensive end Rob Ninkovich, the Steelers should lose a game to alleviate pressure in the playoffs.
“I felt that pressure relieve,” Ninkovich said on ESPN’s Get Up. “Because a perfect season doesn’t mean anything unless you win the Super Bowl.
“That 2007 Patriot team, I feel, If they would have lost maybe one game in the regular season and didn’t have that pressure of being perfect going into the playoffs, I think they would have won the Super Bowl.”
His opinion. Mine is Tomase's reprehensible hit job article on Super Bowl weekend was too big of a distraction that no team would be able to overcome.
Right, I think it's been mentioned by players on the team that the pressure was very much real, but even still they were an Asante Samuel INT away from accomplishing this despite the pressure.