2) a quote from peyton manning after today's game
I don't get into monkeys and vindication. I don't play that card. I know how hard I worked this season, I know how hard I worked this week.almost every other quarterback in the nfl says, "i know how hard WE worked this season." what a douchebag.
3) as much as i hate to admit it, peyton, like he was for much of the season, kicked complete ass in the second half. seriously, the patriots defense just couldn't keep up with him. it's ironic that he had a kinda down year statistically speaking, cuz this year is the best i've ever seen him play.
4) for the record, i thought that the bears and the pats would win.
5) vegas has penciled in indy as a 7 point favorite. i've gone back and forth on this one. on the one hand, rex grossman is still rex grossman, and peyton manning is peyton manning. very often these close games come down to the qb matchup and the bears are sorely outmanned at this position. but at the same time, the bears did shut down the league's best offense today, and they also were able to beat them despite the best quarterback in the league this year having a decent game. right now i'm leaning towards the bears, who i clearly want to win, but the only thing from making a definitive pick right now is the whole afc vs. nfc thing. the afc is really a superior conference in every way, so i'm not sure the bears have the horses to keep up. what i think it'll come down to is the colts defense. if they put together a decent game, then the colts should win. but like i said, i'm kinda torn right now with that many points. i'll make a pick later, but like i said, i'm leaning towards the bears.