In 1993 the Cowboys lost their first game 35-16 to a 4-12 Redskin team. Lost their second game, too. They finished 12-4 and won the SB. In 2001 the Patriots opened with a loss to the Bengals(6-10, 4-12 previous yr), and continued to lose 3 of their first 4. Finish 11-5, win the SB. 2003, Patriots lose their first game 31-0 to the Buffalo Bills(6-10 team), finish 14-2, win SB Last year, Giants lose first 2 games by a combined score of 80-48. 10-6, SB. I'm not saying that we're going to win the SB, or even make the playoffs(although it can be done). The point is this: It's not how you start the season, it's how you finish it.