They HAD this game! They HAD it in their hands and blew it! BIG time!
There were mistakes by the players, to be sure. Tom threw a killer INT in the red zone, and Maroney fumbled at the GOAL LINE! But the biggest bonehead play of all came from the COACH, for cryin' out loud!
Bill Belichick went for the first down at 4th-and-2 ON THEIR OWN 29!!! So when they didn't get the first down, the Colts took over on the Patriots' 29 on downs. Holy Christmas!
Not only did the Patriots lose a game they were dominating with Tom throwing for over 300 yards and 3 TDs, 2 to Randy Moss and Wes Welker racking up the yardage, they have probably lost home field advantage in the playoffs. Goddess help them if they have to go to Indy in the playoffs. The last three years they've lost 5 out of 6 to the Colts, and last year BB made a stupid bonehead play call, too. *rolls eyes*
Sebastian Vollmer, our rookie left tackle, did yeoman's work filling in for Matt Light and keeping Dwight Freeney off Tom. Kevin Faulk had a great game. ALL OF IT FOR NOTHING!!!
I was angry last night when I turned off the TV, and I'm still ticked off! It's bad enough if you're getting your doors blown off BUT THEY HAD THIS GAME AND BONEHEADED IT AWAY BY THE FREAKIN' COACH!!!