Let’s be honest, a 9-3 team led by Tom Brady (one of the two best QB’s in the game today) playing against a 4-8 team led by Rex Grossman (one of the five worst starting QB’s in the league today) shouldn’t have been a close contest. My primary concern going into yesterday’s game was whether the Redskins would lose by “only” 30+ points, or would it be 40+ points. That’s how much (or how little) I thought of the team’s chances yesterday.
Or, to put it another way: if someone handed me a free ticket to the game, I would have sold it (although I would have made sure the buying party was a Redskins fan; the amount of fair-weathered bandwagon Patriots fans at the stadium yesterday was disgusting, though quickly becoming par for the course at this mausoleum of Redskins fandom known as “FedEx Field”).
You could argue that the shockingly-close outcome of yesterday’s game had more to do with the Patriots appallingly-porous defense as it did the Redskins efficiency on offense. For a team deep in the playoff hunt, playing for a division title and potential first round bye in the postseason, yesterday’s performance by the Patriots defense was downright laughable.
If you’re a real Patriots fan (and let’s be clear: that pretty much exempts everyone outside of the greater Boston area), you should be embarassed by the way your team played.
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