Can somebody tell me why we did not go for the jugular with more than 2 minutes to go in the 1st half?

We get ball with 2:30 or so and run 1 play. There is 2:22 left and Favre is heading for the sideline. We are up 24-6, the crowd is dead, and we have the shot to crush them right there. Instead we have ZERO urgency and come back with 2 more plays after the break and its 3 and out, Pats drive down and score and they are in full control of the Mo' bus heading into the half and getting the ball in the 3rd. We didnt recover from that decision until the last drive of regulation...

If Beili boy doesnt panic in the first half and play like its the 4th quarter, going for it twice on 4th down on 2 different drives, instead of taking FGs, the Pats win it in regulation...