1. MHK and how serious everyone is taking this on the team. Recall BJGE touchdown and the proud display pointing to the logo. Don't think that the Pats wouldn't love to bring this one home to honor her.
2. Passing of 85’s father. He’s ripe for a big plays and just maybe he’s aiming to prove something just like Favre was after his father’s passing.
3. Revenge. As if Brady needed this for motivation. And all this junk about Eli being as good or better than Brady...The defense has been criticized all year--but there hasn't been much talk about how much they've improved--so I think they're a little jaded on that side of the ball especially.