Sorry man, was pulling for the Pats, back ends of dynasties are tough as a fan.
Damn your Pats Jay... Because they choked I have to listen to 2 weeks about the first "Brother vs. Brother" Super Bowl.... It'll be a decent matchup but I am not a Jim Harbough fan. I can live with John. If only Gronk could stay healthy, with the way the Pats Offense sputtered in the second half, he would have been a great weapon to get the offense started because he is impossible to cover.roboccs
I wouldn't call it choking, just the worst injuries at the worst times.
Like Gronk is needed against a team like the Ravens because he delivers hits when he blocks instead of absorbing them.
I knew there was going to be a huge problem the second Talib was injured after the first possession. The defense was built around him covering Boldin, once that was gone they didn't have the depth at corner to compensate. You could move Devin back over but then you have a liability with Chung who's played his last game as a Patriot.
A bad situation became worse after the first drive of the game and then close to impossible after the half.The only reason I would say there was a bit of choke there is because the Pats lead at the half and then put up a goose egg in the 2nd half. Baltimore out played them in every area of the game. They were more physical, they were better coached, and they executed a great 2nd half game plan. True, injuries played a factor but that was not the only reason they lost. Some of the passes Brady threw in the 2nd half were awful, mostly because Baltimore was pressuring and hitting HARD.