Life is Like an NFL Football Game

You may know that I. LOVE. THE. NFL.  One of the reasons I love fall so much is NFL football.  Becoming connected with a team, watching them struggle each and every week is amazing.  These men are at the top of their physical game and the complexity of the plays, mixed with the dance like precision that they execute them is breathtaking.

However, things don’t always go the way you want them too.  As a Patriots fan I thought going into this season we were doing to dominate every game.  I could never imagine that after a loss to the Jets, every team in the AFC east was going to be 2-2.  However, as the playoff picture starts to shape up, I am excited that the Patriots are looking to win their division (yes I know there is a lot of football left).

As I was basking in this weeks blowout verses the Rams I was thinking…..

nfl_u_brady_belichick_inline_300As a Patriots fan I have not had to deal with a lot of loss.  Yes losing the Super Bowls has been hard, but overall the Patriots have been a winning team during the Brady-Belichick era. One of the most amazing things to watch has been how Tom Brady has orchestrated fourth quarter wins.  Just when you think you are going to lose — SOMEHOW he turns it around and we end up with a Win.

But that’s not always the way.  Recently I have noticed that the Patriots are not winning the games that they use too.  Back in 2008 these close games would of been wins for the Patriots and they could be one of two undefeated teams this year.  But now, when the Patriots have the ball, down by two with 2:15 on the clock and 80 yards to drive.  I am not 100% certain that the Patriots will win the game.  Either Brady will throw a pick, they won’t drive the ball far enough for a field goal, or they will kick the ball wide left.  There was a time when I would think the Patriots will win but now there is a chance that they will lose.

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