And Champ Bailey's career as a starting cornerback appears to be all but over in light of his extreme toasting by Torrey Smith. It's time to move to the nickle, Champ. Or safety. The fifth gear, it is gone. My condolences.
It is looking like we'll see a Patriots-49ers Super Bowl, with one last ring for Tom Brady and Bill Belichick. But this is the NFL, and we all know that anything can happen on any given Sunday.
This should also settle the 2012 MVP question conclusively in the favor of AD.