Remember when Adam Vinatieri was our Adam? Automatic Adam. We loved that guy. He was one of the most important players in the history of the Patriots, a sure Hall of Famer, and worth his weight in gold.
I thought of that last night as I was rooting for him to miss a game-winning kick. It’s funny how allegiances change. Adam went to the Colts, which is akin to Damon going to the Yankees. I wanted him to miss that kick, and was very happy when he did.
What a strange Sunday Night Football game. The Chargers played pretty horribly on offense, but Peyton Manning threw six — yes, six — interceptions and a game that the Chargers should never have had a chance to win, somehow went in their favor.
The most important thing for Patriots fans is the standings. The Pats picked up a half-game in the standings, and now would have to lose three games down the stretch to not have home field advantage through the AFC playoffs. Basically, it’s a lock at this point. Whether it be the Colts, the Chargers, or some other would-be contender, they’re all going to have to come to Foxboro in the dead of winter. You’ve got to like that.
So, even in a week when the undefeated Pats didn’t play, they gained ground and improved their standing. It is a great year indeed for New England.
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