This thread is for discussion of action on the field before, during, and after the AFC Championship game between New England and Indianapolis. At this point, we have come to accept the fact that people simply cannot discuss this game without losing their sanity. Any thread about the AFC Championship has turned into a steel cage match, filled with unsupported assertions and ad hominem attacks on players, coaches, and other FO readers. We are washing our hands of this. We love and support our readers but are not responsible for hurt feelings or flame wars. We are also not responsible for the abject stupidity that accompanies any talk about Colts-Patriots, and hope that our longtime readers will bear with us until this all blows over.
Short-yardage passing had a good year, except at the end of the Super Bowl. We look at the return of quarterback runs, the rise in pass-happy strategy, and 2014 success rates for offense and defense.