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Tedy Bruschi played on the 2004 Patriots team that avenged a brutal loss at Pittsburgh.
Tedy Bruschi played on the 2004 Patriots team that avenged a brutal loss at Pittsburgh.

I'd like to tell you a story. There once was a meeting between the top two teams in the AFC. It was a highly anticipated that that did not live up to the billing. The road team went out and got destroyed by the home team. It was a three score game after the first quarter and never close after that.

The game decided home field advantage in the AFC Playoffs.

That game took place on October 31, 2004. The road team was the Patriots. The home team was the Steelers.

Those teams played again at the same venue in the AFC Championship Game. The Patriots won convincingly.

I know the tendency is to blow last night's game out of proportion. I know the tendency is to try and find some vague way where this analogy doesn't work. It does work. I'm right.

The Patriots were better than the Jets last night. The Jets are still a really good football team. They are 9-3. Most teams in the league would kill to be where they are right now. They also have a head to head victory over New England of their own.

The season doesn't end in Week 13. There is still plenty of ball left to play.