3 missed FGs in a 3 point loss is a little different than 2 missed FGs in a 13 point loss. What is the argument for how the game changes for the Jets if they make the two FGs in the Colts game? Do the Jets go into a prevent up 20 to 6 instead of 17 to 6 and stop the Colts from scoring before halftime? I thought the Jets prevent was why SD scored on them so easily? You can't have it both ways. Do the 2 FGs keep the Jets from being shutout in the 2nd half and stop the Colts from scoring 17 unanswered? I highly doubt it.
IMO, SD was an overrated team but they were still a better team than the Jets. 10 of SDs 13 wins came from teams with a losing record, but that is better than losing 6 out of 7 and legitimately beating only 1 playoff bound team. The Jets were better that day becasue they made less mistakes. SD really shot themselves in the foot with botched FGs and bad turnovers. Sometimes a team wins a game and sometimes the other team loses the game. To me, SD was a case of the other team losing the game.
NE didn't beat a team w/ a winning record all reg season this past year, that happens sometimes. SD was the hottest team in the league and if they beat us would have had a great shot to beat Indy(who they had beaten the 2 previous years).
I will add that Bal dropped a potential game winning TD and then missed a crucial FG that would have tied the game..500 team int he div rd, host Joe Flacco then face a 9-7 team for the title.
So, they didn't beat a single team with a winning record in the regular season and had an easy road to the Super Bowl. How does this prove that SD wasn't overrated? SD lost to a 9-7* Jets team in their first playoff game.
Did NE win? we can play the what if game all day, if Welker catches that ball NE wins the SB but he dropped it.
I still fail to see how NE not beating a team with a winning record in the regular season and making it to the Super Bowl, makes SD (A team that lost to a 9-7* Jets team in their first playoff game) a good team. Especially when you say NE had it easy in the playoffs and faced a 9-7 team for the title.