while marco was making plans to hang out with his friend in boston later in the afternoon, i gathered my things and left for belmont. my mother fixed me up some rice porridge with leftover chinese meatballs for lunch and brewed a cup of chai latte on the keurig machine. later i made myself another cup of chai latte (i wonder if there's caffeine? i guess i'll find out tonight).
the colts-patriots game was moved to a 1:00 time slot given the non-competitive nature of the match facing winless indianapolis. while new england was pretty much guaranteed a win, had they lost to the colts it would've been a disaster. that actually almost happened, as what looked to be a 31-3 blowout turned out to be a too-close-for-comfort 31-24 final score after indianapolis came back to score 3 touchdowns in the final quarter.
the better game was the matchup between the insofar undefeated packers versus the giants. this was one of the rare times when i actually rooted for new york, anything to prevent green bay from achieving a perfect regular season (and match new england's record in the process). this was a great contest, only decided in the final seconds with a packer field goal to break the tie and give them the win. it must be great being a green bay fan these days, watching that team play is a thing of beauty. the quarterback is calm and collected, the receivers make amazing catches effortlessly.