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February 6, 2012

Two-Minute Drill: Giants 21, Patriots 17

(Continued)

Vegas got hurt

When Green Bay was alive, you could have bet the AFC team with 6 points in this game. But the Pack lost in the playoffs, and that number swung to the AFC as a 4-point choice.

Anyone who took the AFC +6 had the chance for a sweet middle betting the NFC +4. That cash cow came through. And you know some Las Vegas casinos took a pounding because of it.

5 quick thoughts

1. This team needs speed. Speed on offense. Speed on defense. Speed inside. Speed outside. Speed everywhere.

2. Losing this game, as Belichick said last night, "doesn't feel good."

3. Osi Umenyiora said it best: "They were calling the first one a fluke, what are they going to say now?"

4. Bill Belichick and Tom Brady still make the Pats the team to beat in the AFC next year.

5. I want to come home.

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