Last week I felt the OL was a large part of why the Pats lost. Not all agreed with me and thanks to some great comments I actually started to feel better about the OL. You guys are like football therapy...sort of...a loud, twisted group therapy...but you know.
Anyway, I digress - Did we all see how much the running game changes the tone of this game yesterday? Did you happen to notice how defeated the Bills defense got?
Certainly the balance between run and pass was crucial as well, but that seem route to Gronk, that play action was so freaking beautiful and was a direct result of the run game.
the OL, without Mankins, dominated the line of scrimmage and the Pats willingness to continue to run until the Bills stopped it was just wonderful to see.
Especially considering how challenged the defense appears once again.