Re: NFL.com has it spot-on
On the stock market, this would be called "Hedging your bets".
The Pats are STILL the media darlings...they are in a precarious situation here, and that puts the sports writers in an even worse position. If the Steelers win, are the Pats passe? That's the question. For a few years, the beat writers have picked against the Pats and been burnt...now they are afraid to jump off the cart.
Frankly, I like the writers nuthugging the Colts and Pats.