We're now a full work week into listening to media types bury us in cliches related to this weekend's Wild Card match-up in Foxborough, pitting the New England Patriots against the Baltimore Ravens. We do know this much:á Baltimore is an 'ok' team in 2009.á New England is an 'ok' team in 2009. This then brings about many confusing elements to the analysis heard in the media for the past week. "Tom Brady does not lose at home in the playoffs." "Bill Belichick has something up his sleeve that he'll use to beat the Ravens." "Belichick will out-coach his opponent." How are any of the above (or similar) cliches relevant to the 2009 Patriots?á We've seen, with 16 games of regular season football under our collective belts, that this years version of the Pats is nothing like the prior 8 or so ...
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