|Quoting Logan22L (Reply 15):|
IIRC, each of the Patriots last three SB wins included a two-week gap, and all of them were great games. They all came down to the final play/drive.
That's wierd, because if I remember correctly, they were all one-week gaps.
EDIT: Ok, I did some research into this:
Prior to 1999, they were all two-week gaps (as far back as 1994 - I didn't go further back than that).
1999: one week gap, 23-16 St. Louis beat Tennessee by barely stopping the Titans just one yard short of tying the game as time ran out.
2000: two week gap, Baltimore blows out the Giants 34-7.
2001: was supposed to be two weeks, but became a one week gap because of 9/11 pushing the whole season back one week, and Patriots won 20-17 over St. Louis on a last second field goal.
2002: one week gap, and Tampa Bay blew out Baltimore 48-21.
2003: two week gap, and New England beat Carolina 32-39 on a last second field goal.
2004: two week gap, and New England beat Philadelphia 24-21, stopping the Eagle's last ditch effort with an interception.
So I guess it doesn't make that much of a difference, though I do prefer having only one week off. The Super Bowl is hyped enough already, and that extra week brings the hype to an almost sickening level.
[Edited 2006-01-23 11:24:04]