November 6, 2006


The real deal: Manning and Co. look ready to take the next step (Peter King, November 6, 2006, Sports Illustrated)

3. John Madden was absolutely right midway through the second half when he wondered, incredulously, why the Patriots were running all this trick horsecrap instead of just pounding away at a bad run defense. New England ran it well -- 33 times for 148 yards -- and maybe it wasn't as good as they thought at 4.5 yards a clip, but it was still plenty good to keep the chains moving and limit.

4. Sometimes Bill Belichick outsmarts himself. Very rarely, but this was one of the nights.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 6, 2006 6:16 AM
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