Originally posted by Pillbusta:
We couldn't beat 2 of the hottest teams in the NFL back to back on the road this late in the year. They needed it and they beat us. The game in Foxboro was the Super Bowl preview
They wanted it more. The whole damn atmosphere up in that bird cage just willed that game into existence. Some call it "momentum".
A blocked field goal taken back for 6 from the 5 yard line? How often does that happen?
They damage a player's knee to cause a fumble? How often does that happen?
Remember the Warriors and "We Believe". The Warriors and their fans just WANTED it more. The entire atmosphere forced that upset into existence. The same thing happened in Seattle. That place is a brutal place to play to begin with, but on top of that the whole damn city and the bird team were treating that game like their Super Bowl.
Long after we win the 2012 Super Bowl, they'll be telling their grand kids about that game where they beat the best team in the NFL up in the bird cage. Let em have their fun. It's the closest they'll ever come to a Super Bowl.