Lessons from Superbowl XXLII

  1. The era of AFC dominance is coming to a close.
  2. Parity is king. Slightly better than average teams can go undefeated. Teams with average regular season records can win it all.
  3. Old-school strategy still works: don’t make mistakes, play solid on the defensive front, and you’ll stay close enough to give yourself a chance to win. Even in the playoffs. Even in the Superbowl.
  4. You don’t need a hall of fame quarterback to win the Superbowl; just a smart, patient guy who won’t turn it over and who will find the open receiver.
  5. Regular season performance isn’t the indicator that it used to be.

2 Responses to Lessons from Superbowl XXLII

  1. Thurman8er says:

    Sure, I’m a baseball guy, but I enjoyed this one. My own new rule: it’s as much fun to root against a team as it is to root for one.

  2. sacred vapor says:

    One comment made by Moss in a post-game interview made sense to me…. “the Giants showed up with sheer determination,” and when some players play on that level… the rest of the team is elevated. The result is a team playing beyond it’s abilities. It can’t be sustained for many games… but just enough to play three outstanding playoff games and a superbowl.

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