Originally written on Patriots Life  |  Last updated 12/11/12

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)
It's hard not to be excited at the moment. The New England Patriots are on a seven game win streak, after pummeling the previously 11-1 Houston Texans 42-14.  But the dust has settled. The Patriots are seen as powerful again. People are scared of the Patriots.But let me channel my inner Bill Belichick here. We did a lot of good things out there. But let's not get ahead of ourselves. We're not Super Bowl champions. We're not the number one seed in the AFC. Let's calm down for a second, and look at what happened in this game.1 - What the hell happened in the second quarter? Three drives. Three touchdowns. Awesome. Now let's go finish off the job like we did on Thanksgiving. That didn't happen. The offense stalled, and rarely picked up first downs. In the play-offs, this cannot be afforded. Throughout this season, our problem has been killing off games, and we've nearly let teams in, and sometimes we have let teams in. We do this in the playoffs, we're done.2 - Tom Brady will be sore t...
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