Originally Posted by NEPatriots
Good post. That's where I'm at as well. I used to hate the Steelers more than any other team. Patriot v Steelers games were big time football nights in Massachusetts. I remember them being bigger than any Patriot v Jets games and even put them above our games with Manning's Colts.
It was a really heated Conference rivalry. It was my personal favorite of all the Patriot rivalries.
You were basically our main villain.
That shit wasn't a rivalry. It was Belichek knowing the holes in the zone, and having a QB good enough to exploit them. It's not a rivalry when one team beats the other almost every time. The Patriots were just better.
Last year when we lost to Denver, it was really a blessing in disguise. We would've headed into Foxboro minus half the team and with a QB with half a working body. It would've been ugly.