Rob Ninkovich provides the best quote from yesterday's win
Pats fans stayed with the team all the way through last nights improbable victory. Photo by Elise Amendola
Things did not look good at halftime of last night's epic battle between the Patriots and Broncos. Down 24-0 at the break, the Patriots looked cooked. Anyone who said the Pats had it in them to pull off the biggest comeback in franchise history against the best team in football would have been put in a nursing home...but that is exactly what the Patriots did.
I can't tell you how lucky we are to root for a team with this type of fight, this type of pride, and this type of resolve. Most teams would have given up, packed it in, and started thinking about next week. The Patriots are not one of those teams.
It is because of players and leaders like Rob Ninkovich that miracles like what we saw last night are possible.
Here is what he had to say after the game:
Ninkovich on halftime. "If someone punches you in the face, do you turn around and walk away? Or do you fight back." #patriotstalk
— Michael Giardi (@MikeGiardi) November 25, 2013
Just reading that quote has me pumped up. The Patriots may not have the most talented roster, they might be banged up, they might have some inexperienced players, but boy are they going to fight until the bitter end. As we've seen over the past few years the "best" team doesn't always win it all. It takes a little bit of luck, a little bit of momentum, and a HUGE amount of grit and toughness to be the last man standing. It remains to be seen whether the Patriots will have the first 2 things, if and when they get to the playoffs. But you can bet your ass they'll have the last 2. Last night proved that this season could be anyone's year. No one should bail on this team because of a few injuries. That's not fair to them, not after what they showed us last night.