Is it Game Time Yet?
Skip Bayless looks at all the doubts around the Patriots, yet still can't convince himself on the Colts.
Maybe Manning and his receivers will play such an easy game of catch that this mismatch will be over by halftime, when the few remaining Patriots fans will give Manning a standing ovation as he is inducted on the spot into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Maybe the snowballing conventional wisdom is avalanche-right. Maybe the Patriots' defensive backs did get away with near-murder in last year's AFC title game -- Belichick 24, Manning 14 in Out-Foxed-boro.
Maybe what one general manager told me the other day is just so much blown smoke: "Give Bill Belichick two weeks and he could beat Ghengis Khan and the Mongol Hordes."
Maybe everyone outside New England is as right as Manning is on every read outside Foxboro. Maybe this is the Lock of the Year. Maybe the Colts should be a two-touchdown favorite.
Maybe Belichick won't beat Manning 31-22.