Re: 10 years of playoff losses - have Pats become Colts??
posted at 12/13/2013 3:49 PM EST
In response to TrueChamp's comment:
In 2001, 2003, and 2004 the strength of our team was the defense, yet those D's gave up the lead in the final minutes of the 4rth qtr in all 3 SBs. All of them. Think about that.
In 2007 and 2011 our offense was the strength of our teams, not debatable, and while the offense scored for only the 2nd and 3rd time in the final minutes of the game, it left the other team too much time to do what they had done for all 5 SB's.....knife through our beloved defense like hot butter when it counted.
Is the offense no longer responsible for using up time? 4 minute offense ring a bell. Our defense has consistently failed us for 5 SB's in the biggest drives of the game. Our offense could not only score more points in the dynasty era, but it could do something even as valuable, they could sustain drives amd methodically beat the other team.
Our defense has not played well in the biggest stage, but our defense hasn't been a strength for years. Since our offense has become the strength of this team they have failed in all 5 playoff losses and it has been miserable to watch.
14 points against the gints in SB
13 pts against the ravens at home
21 points against the jets at home,
17 against gints in 2nd SB,
and most recently 13 points at home in afc championship against Baltimore......oh it must be the defense's fault!!!
They have both failed, but only 1 was considered a strength, and it wasn't the defense.
The Problem is that one is considered a strength and the other not,
Which SB team won with a Top ranked O or D or a bottom ranked O or D. NONE
That is a huge imbalance, one that did not previously exist.
One that has existed for years now.