The Patriots can't have a perfect season, at least in a world in which right and wrong are recognized. They were caught cheating during a game this year, and irrefutable proof of cheating should have led to that game being forfeited. That such a penalty wasn't imposed is both inexplicable and inexcusable.
Jim Ronca, Marlton, N.J.
In his story on the Pats-Colts game ( New England Express, Nov.�12), Lee Jenkins wrote, "It took three new receivers-- Moss, Stallworth and Welker--to restore a favorite New England tradition: Brady besting Peyton Manning." If the Pats played without Randy Moss, the way Indianapolis went without Marvin Harrison, the Colts would have left that game still gunning for a perfect season.
Peter Bowling Anderson
Willow Park, Texas
Is there a more unsung Patriot than linebacker Larry Izzo (Welcome to the 'Backerhood, Nov.�12)? The 12-year vet hasn't missed a game since 2002, and he's gone to three Pro Bowls as a special-teamer.
Robert J. Keren, Middlebury, Vt.
Let me get this straight: Dallas was tied for the second-best record in the NFL, and Dr. Z didn't pick any Cowboy for his mid-season All-Pro team (All-Pro Notebook, Nov.�12)? How can this be?