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All the pressure's on the Patriots now. I'm not saying we will beat them or Pittsburgh in the playoffs, but I am saying that this team relishes the role of the underdog. And I'd say right now we're definitely the underdog.
Take Dr. Z from SI, a normally brain dead, goat of a columnist made a very interesting and insightful observation, which he dedicated an entire column to: Peyton Manning's performance Sunday night was one of the guttiest performances he's ever seen in 5 billion years of watching football:
I'm sure it was one he'd like to forget. But for people such as me, with long memories, it was very special.
Now THAT is a team to be reckoned with.
If you write them off, if you now claim you have the "inside track" on them, you are inviting them to kick your ass, which they are more than capable and willing to do.