I can’t tell you how nervous I am about this game. Easily the biggest game in New England sports since the last Super Bowl the Pats were in. It’s been said over and over in the media, but this whole aspect of Brady and Manning’s legacies being defined tonight is just massive. Of course, now that everyone’s played it up, they’ll both probably have good-to-great games and the outcome will be decided elsewhere. But still.
My one completely irrational hope is that Belichick’s evil plan has been to exaggerate Gronk’s injury all week.