Originally Posted by AFCEastFan
Agree with all of this. But I have serious doubts that having Welker as the focal point of the offense is the way to playoff success. The Pats have only broken 20 points once in their last 5 playoff losses (21 against the Jets). I think their over-reliance on Welker has been a huge part of those offensive failures.
I think it has more to do with a poor defense than the offense being a problem. It's going to sometimes be tougher to score in the playoffs. If the defense was getting more stops and not solely relying on the big play to stop drives they'd be in better shape come playoff time. Teams know they can score on the NE defense now, so they get more aggressive on defense to stop Brady. It's not like the Super Bowl teams that had a defense that could get the stop when needed.