Since we're headed into the off-season it felt like a good time to reflect a little bit on how far our team has come across the past 4 months. We started the year historically bad and ended it by denying New England home field advantage in the playoffs. Pretty impressive if you ask me. I also saw an opportunity here though since Tennessee and Miami won back to back in Gillette stadium. Obviously Tennessee's key to victory was completely different from our path and there's not much to compare directly- our QB was better and so was our secondary. However, Tennessee ran all over NE, dominated the LOS and simply kept Brady off the field. Honestly, to my eyes, Miami was actually the better of the two teams, while Henry was the best overall player. I also bring this up because it sure feels like the closing of an era- New England has never lost twice in a row at home in Belichek's tenure...much less in two must-win games with massive playoff implications. Both games ended with desperation pitch-backs because New England simply had no other answers...they're not used to being in desperation mode and it clearly showed.