Fans and media called the Patriot fiasco against the Jets an ugly win. If this victory is one of the ugly stepsisters, then Tom Brady must be praying for a visit from his fairy godmother. He needs a magic wand to turn the field mice into coachmen.
The big ball may not be an option. Brady will not have a gown for the midnight dance. His ugly stepmother is named Bill Belichick, and the result means that Brady shall be staying home from the playoffs this year.
Cinderella had it easier than Tom Brady.
For Tom Brady there is no chance that Prince Charming (Wes Welker) shall return to Foxboro with glass slippers and 110 catches for the season.
How cruel is the world? Wes showed up in a commercial during the game, dressed in a Denver Bronco uniform. The Prince is living in a cheap operetta setting in the mountains. It is doubtful he can do anything to help Cinderella Brady.
Two ugly wins in 2013 has been like kissing two ugly stepsisters. How many more ugly stepsister wins can there be in the pipeline?
Josh McDaniels better start singing, "Bibbity, Bobbity, Boo " to conjure up some kind of game-winning plan.
Brady may become so desperate for a pass receiver that he will beg for Brandon Lloyd to come out of self-imposed retirement-or insist that Troy Brown to suit up next week.
The only certainty is that the clock is about to strike midnight-and the Patriots' illusion of going to the post-season is about to crash into reality.