If the Pats can go 18-1 or whatever and get mocked for it, claiming the regular season victory is anything but meaningless is just borderline pathetic. You don't get an award for crapping your pants on the biggest stage, sorry.
The team lost yesterday because of mistakes. Not because of talent but because of mistakes. That means their heads weren't in the right place. Never again will I feel sorry for Champ not having a ring. It was the job of him and every vet on that team to make sure the players showed up to play and, from what I saw, it was an across the board crapfest. This loss just shows how mentally unprepared the coaches and players were and that's not the kind of thing that changes in an offseason.