Good thing coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots didn’t have a spy cam on the Chargers’ defense Sunday night.
Otherwise, maybe Tom Brady would have passed for 251 yards instead of an already career-high 151 yards in the first quarter.
Maybe Randy Moss would have caught three touchdown passes instead of two.
And maybe the Patriots would’ve beaten the Chargers 48-14 instead of 38-14.
This game obviously wasn’t about revenge for the Chargers. It was about the Patriots proving they could win fair-and-square, rather than by cheating.
They don’t exactly look like a powerhouse thus far at 1-1.
"They haven’t looked good at all this season," NBC-TV color commentator John Madden correctly said.
For those who thought it was all the fault of Marty Schottenheimer and his Charger offensive coaches in last season’s playoff loss to New England, maybe it’s time to take a second look.
Or have you not noticed that Norv Turner’s Chargers are the only NFL team yet to score a point in the first half this season?
So far, the Chargers don’t exactly look "super" in 2007.
Let the next 14 regular-season games and playoff games ... if there are any ... tell the story.