The good and the bad...
posted at 12/17/2012 12:22 AM EST
Played as horribly as we could for 2.5 quarters, turned the ball over 4 times, and still should have won.
The offense is just fine... once they found their groove, they were unstoppable.
I'd rather lose now than in the Super Bowl... and I'd feel very good about a rematch with these guys.
The team showed a ton of heart... they fought like crazy, and that shows a lot about the character of these 53 men.
Certainly it was a moral victory. Given how horribly they played, to still be in a position to win is very impressive. Again, I feel good about where the team is and I'd be comfortable in a rematch with these guys.
Gronk should return soon.
Dennard got injured... and it looked bad. Not only do we lose a good player, but now that thrusts Arrington into a starting role... this has the potential to be disasterous.
Talib walked off the field looking gimpy. Not good...
Gregory looked vulnerable after having played very good football for a number of weeks.
The secondary seemed to take a big step back, and the progress they were making seemed to be lost.
Spikes looked gimpy and he walked off the field late in the game with the help of the training staff.
The road to the Super Bowl will now go through Denver or Houston.
No first round bye.
All things considered, I'm not too disapointed tonight. We played horribly for 2.5 quarters, were down by 4 touchdowns, and still should've beaten a very good team. I like our chances in a rematch, and I feel good about this team going forward.
I'm more disappointed about the fact we'll now have to go through Denver or Houston, and that we won't get a first round bye, than the actual loss itself... but it is what it is.