Coming off their biggest victory of the season, should we feel better about the Patriots going forward?
Yes, says Andy Hart of Patriots Football Weekly. He even quantifies it. "I feel 20 percent better about the Patriots playoff chances."
Hart said the Pats did something last Sunday against the Ravens in their 41-7 victory that they haven't done all season. In fact, they haven't done it in several seasons.
"They went on the road against a tough defensive front and dominated," he said.
Meanwhile, Hart's Patriots Football Weekly cohort, Paul Perillo, is borrowing from coach Bill Belichick's philosophy of not getting too high over victories or low over losses.
"Excellent win," Perillo said. "But regardless, it's still just one game. Last week after the loss to Miami it was all gloom and doom. I didn't buy it then and I'm not buying [euphoria over a victory] now."