So much for not having won a playoff game in 4 years.
If I may be allowed to turn into Tawmmy from Quinzee for a moment...
HOLY CRAP BRADY IS FACKIN' AWESOME.
Are the Patriots really as good as they looked last week? Or was Denver just that bad?
Gronk is ripped!
I'm a little worried about Baltimore. Joe Flacco is not so good. Ray Rice still scares the crap out of me. But I'm mostly concerned about how well our offensive line holds up against their defense.
Here's five guys I'll be counting on to keep Brady upright this week:
1 - 5) Matt Light, Logan Mankins, Dan Connolly, Brian Waters, Nate Solder - Brady will only be as good as these guys play upfront. When they can give him time, he's deadly. That's pretty much it.
Did Chad Ochocinco have a catch last week?
My prediction: Pats 34, Ravens 24
Stay hydrated, my friends.
This year, we're going to have regular contributions from Fake Bill Belichick for your reading pleasure. Here's this week's selection from Fake Bill Belichick's "Tales From a Life in Football":
January 1987. It's the morning of the NFC Championship game. I'm the defensive coordinator for the Giants. We're about to face the Redskins. Easily the biggest game I've coached in up to this point in my career -- only one game away from the Super Bowl.
I'm going over my notes one more time after the breakfast meeting. I barely slept. I'm chugging coffee and listening to Rush's "Subdivisions" on my Walkmen ("Signals" is an underrated album). I must have been visibly nervous, because Parcells came over and sat down next to me. For some reason, the pressure never seemed to get to him
I pull my headphones off.
"Hey... What are you worried about? You're going to do great. Our defense is the best we've ever had."
"You know why I'm so relaxed?"
"Women's underwear. I'm wearing a pair of silky pink panties right now. Feels great. Mark Bavaro turned me on to them!"
I didn't even know what to say. But it did get me to stop worrying about the game for 5 minutes while I tried get that image out of my head.
I have no idea where he found women's underwear in his size. And we ended up shutting out the Redskins in that game.