Originally posted on Patriots Life  |  Last updated 10/11/12

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 10: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots looks on in the first half against the Baltimore Ravens during the 2010 AFC wild-card playoff game at Gillette Stadium on January 10, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Here's one of the more interesting story lines for this game. I've already said that this Seattle game will be the biggest test for this Patriots offense. It's the best measuring stick we'll have for if this offense is really balanced or not. I can't wait to see how the Patriots can handle this Seahawks defense in a hostile environment. It's not only because the Seahawks have a great defense, but its because they can attack the Patriots in a similar way the Giants have.It's been the stupid monkey on this team's back for the past several years. Teams that are talented enough, and smart enough, can have stop the Patriots by getting to Brady with a strong front four and beating up their receivers. If the timing for Brady's receivers is off, the whole Patriots offense goes out of whack. Now, they've added a dangerous running game. It's the solution to that Giants formula. At least on paper.I thought that the Bills could use this formula on the Patriots and have success, and I said that ...
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