Originally Posted by ckhouston
I don't know if we will win, but do not believe we will get "crushed". The good thing about getting your ass handed to you like we did is that you have a ton of film to watch to figure out how it happened.
J Jo, K Jax, Quinn, and Manning played well yesterday and if they can build on that it will in itself be a better game than last time. Of course Dalton isn't Brady, but we have to figure out how to try and get pressure on him "without blitzing so much". QB's like Brady can tear you apart if you depend on the blitz.
Watt put it well last night on NFL Network saying the game plan was simple. Run the ball and sustain drives to keep NE off the field, then our D has to get off the field on 3rd downs. Sounds easy right?
I think it will be a much better game than last time, and if a couple of deflections or turnovers can go our way we may just very well have a chance.
Belichick will try to take away the one thing you want to do, leaving the game in Shaub's hands. If you guys are able to run the ball, you'll likely win.