[quote]Originally posted by Fran441:
<strong>To the last three posters:
The AFC Championship was supposed to be a 'joke'. The Steelers were supposed to walk all over the Patriots, and then they were supposed to go on to have a good chance of winning the Super Bowl. The key word here is 'supposed'.
The fact is that they didn't
walk all over the Patriots. In fact, considering that the QB was injured in the first half, the Patriots played an amazing game.
The Patriots also have an advantage next week in that they can keep who the starting quarterback will be as a secret until game time. That means that St. Louis has to prepare for two very different styles of offense, and will be less prepared for the one they face.
You can't count the Patriots out of this. They went in to Pittsburgh, and they won at a hostile stadium and stunned the Steelers fans.
Next week's game is going to be a lot better and a lot closer than you predict.</strong><hr></blockquote>
Well said, Fran. After hearing all week about how the Pats had absolutely no chance against the Steelers, thinking about how much money must have been lost of the AFC title game still brings a smile to my face.
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To paraphrase Chris Berman, ya don't bet against the team on a winning streak!
[ 01-28-2002: Message edited by: jesperas ]</p>