So your question is, "If I were given a chance to manipulate historic events, would I willingly sacrifice the Pats 19-0 season in exchange for a guaranteed Red Sox World Series victory in 2008?"Update II -- Bert answers The Question:
That’s too easy. I don’t blink. I take the 19-0 record all day long and wait for the Sox to win it all in 2009. We’ve got two very recent World Series victories to enjoy. We’re not the Cubs or Yankees, for crying out loud.
A more challenging question might be who is the most valuable Red Sox player you would give/trade to the Yankees to get the 19-0 record? (all of this would’ve been more interesting when it was more of a longshot, say in week 10 or 12.)
As for the upcoming game; beating the Colts in Indianapolis with key players missing is not the same as beating the Colts then the Patriots with key players missing. Law of averages will catch up. If Rivers doesn’t play—or clearly isn’t close to 100%--the Chargers are toast, LT or no LT. You stack the box and blanket the hobbled Gates. Make Volek beat you. There’s a reason he’s a career backup. If Rivers is good to go, the Charges can definitely hang. Can they win? That’s another issue.