For anyone interested in self-flagellation, I made good on my bet with JD of the Six Pack Sports Report and wrote a glowing review of his Patriots this morning. You can head over to JD's fine site and read the hardest thing I've ever had to write or I can just summarize it for you right here - the Pats are really, really good and the other 15 clubs in the AFC are going to have an awfully hard time knocking them off their Super Bowl path. I probably didn't go as far as I could have in my praise for yesterday's performance. Everyone is talking about Moss and how his presence makes the Patriots such a dangerous offensive team. Lost in all that talk, true though it is, is how well their offensive line played yesterday. It will be hard to tell if it was a function of the Jets dismal defensive effort or if it was the cause of said dismal effort but I lean toward the latter. The Jets own offensive line woes, however, are nobody's fault but their own.
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