Tom Brady is a fired-up maniac assassin, per usual

Many people consider Saturday night's Divisional Round game at Gillette Stadium to be something of a dress rehearsal for the Patriots. OK, that's my opinion on the matter, but I'm sure a bunch of you agree.

Being a massive home favorite can lead to letdowns, but these are the Patriots we're talking about. More specifically, we're talking about Tom Brady, who is a madman between the lines.

To wit ...

Here's an actual thing Phil Simms said at the top of the CBS telecast:

"The biggest thing they have going for them, the Texans, I think is fear. The fear of being embarrassed once again on national TV. Fear's a great motivator. That's on their side tonight."

Well in that case ...