Patriots 24, Steelers 3

(man on man action from Deion Branch and David Givens following the former’s 60 yard TD catch from Tom Brady in the first quarter)

There are a lot of people buried in the Nevada desert who got there by betting against Bill Belichick. OK, probably not, but if I’m ever gonna become a writer for “Tilt”, I’ve got to work on the ominious cliches. From the vantage point of the CSTB couch, calling the modern Pats the greatest team of the salary cap era sounds like faint praise.

Sincere congratulations to the long-suffering people of Philadelphia on the Eagles’ convincing victory over the Falcons earlier today. Which is to say, I’m convinced they’ll be badly beaten by New England.