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Generally speaking, going down 2 scores twice in a game is not a good formula for success, especially in the playoffs. Unless you're the New England Patriots. Then you can get away with it, since the Patriots have the best quarterback in the game. The resilency the Pats should in coming back twice against the Baltimore Ravens impressed coach Belichick according to CSNNE.

"We have to play better," he said. "Look, down by 14 points twice, I don’t think that’s a formula to win a lot of playoff games. I’m sure there’s a lot more playoff games that have been lost by teams down by 14 points in the middle of the first quarter or middle of the third quarter than won them.

"But again, got to give our players a lot of credit. They’re resilient. They’re mentally and physically tough. They hang in there. We’ve had other games like this. We had a game like this last year against Denver, behind at halftime, or behind against Miami or whatever it is and [we] keep playing and keep fighting and find a way."

"I’m happy about that and that’s what I like about this team," Belichick said. "They’re a tough group and they never give up, no matter what the situation is. We were able to make enough plays to win today. But we’re going to have to play better next week no matter who we play. We have to do that."

It was a great win in typical Tom Brady comeback fashion, but Bill Belichick is right in saying that there are things that they'll have to work on before they face off against Indianapolis on Sunday. But, given the recent history for the Pats against the Colts, it shouldn't be too much of a problem.

Conor Frederick 1/12/2015 06:05:00 PM Edit
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