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Bill Belichick's steady hand calms Pats

Updated: November 21, 2011, 11:08 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Given the success of the New England Patriots this century, they're the last team whose fans should require a case of Dramamine.

Alas, the team's supporters spend 17 weeks on the NFL roller coaster, overreacting to the highs and lows that dot any schedule. The glass surrounding many panic buttons is shattered before the leaves hit the ground each autumn.

Case in point: Little more than a week ago, there was genuine uneasiness in these parts. Two straight ...

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