If you watched the Mavs last year heading into the playoffs, you could tell they were gased. The run for 70 really took it's toll on them. GS was a bad match up, but also...they were tired...oh, and B davis could hit shots no matter where he was...heck, I swear, I think I saw him bounce some of his horse grill acouple times.......... Anyways...back to the Pats....this has to be emotionally draining on a team. Sure they can say all they want about it no meaning nothing to them....but it does...they want the record. But in the end, they have their eye on the wrong prize...and they'll go down in the playoffs.