So, the first paragraph of this thread is not so positive. It’s a possibility the Pats play on Sunday with an ineffective Tom Brady, or no Tom Brady at all, or the usual Tom Brady, only time will tell. If it’s without Tom, Belichick will be attacked all offseason for trading JG (not that Belichick gives a rat’s ass). On to the positive parts. 1) Belichick is the greatest coach of all time, hands down. I believe he can have this team win this game, EVEN if Hoyer plays parts or all of the game. That would add even more to his legacy. With all of the injuries this team had this year, and the turnover, I’ve already compared it to 2008 without Brady, but this would be his best coaching job ever. You can’t count Belichick out, EVER. 2) Hoyer, if forced to play, has the best weapons he’s ever had on any team he’s ever played for. The weapons are just amazing. He has a strong arm, and he can scramble. I think he could be coached up to win a game like this. If I remember correctly, the last time he had extensive playing time, might’ve been on Houston, he had 19 TDs and 7 ints. That’s a really solid ratio. 3) Team Defense - The defense could help this team win. Over the last 13 weeks, no team has given up less points than the Pats. Even the vaunted Jaguars D. This defense is gelling at the right time. 8 sacks last week, 5 of them coming from guys who weren’t on the team last year. 3 sacks coming from rookies. Everyone keeps talking about how Jacksonville attacks like crazy and are hungry. This is a no-name defense that probably feels disrespected, they too attack like crazy and are hungry. They probably are sick of hearing about that Jacksonville defense. I know if I was on the Pat’s D, I would be. 4) Jacksonville - I have a lot of respect for that team, they really have come around this year. Defense looks good, they have a great running game. Just a very solid overall team. That being said, this is a 10-6 team that was 3-13 last year. No disrespect meant, but I feel they really are being overrated by the media, and believe it or not, the Pats are being underrated. Jacksonville’s D is being talked about like the 2000 Ravens or the Seahawk’s Legion of Boom. Yet they gave up 42 to the Steelers and 44 to the Niners recently. They lost to the Bills and the Titans (twice) and the Niners. I just think they are being overrated. Especially their D. But they are very well coached and are a good team. No offense meant. I’m just excited about the Pats being in ANOTHER AFCCG. I’m tired about the doom and gloom (some of it brought about by yours truly). It’s gonna be an exciting, great game ! GO PATS !!