While Tom Brady was out in New York, Patriots coach Bill Belichick was enjoying some playoff football.
“That was a pretty exciting game last night,” Belichick said on a conference call via the Boston Herald Sunday.
Belichick believes it’s only appropriate his team faces the Jets again to truly decide who was the best in the division.
“We split with them, and now it’s best two-out-of-three,” Belichick said. “Probably the way it should be. . . . It’s a big challenge for us. I don’t think the last game, the first game, I don’t think that’s going to have a whole lot of meaning.”
We tend to agree. We’re going to hear a lot about 45-3 all week, but that game is irrelevant now. The Patriots have been the better team all year, but they have a lot of inexperience and injuries on defense.
Belichick will surely spend much of the week trying to make his team forget how easily they beat their rivals last time out.