The Ravens are up 24-0 over the Patriots, in New England, in the first quarter. Several times since the Pats last won a Super Bowl, I have boldly declared that they are done, only to see them come back and have another fine year with a deep playoff run. Not to mention get within 35 seconds or so of a 19-0 season.
But this looks different. All year, really, the Pats have been very efficient at demolishing bad teams, but, pre-meltdown Indy game aside, they have shown precious little against contenders. Just ask the Saints.
Today, with some defensive disasters, two interceptions, looking completely out of synch, I think I will say it again: this dynasty is over*. Welcome to the world of "just another OK team."
What moment defined the end? Ed Reed's lateral after the interception. That was the act of a player who has no fear of his opponent. None at all.
* Just watch them come back and win this now.