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Some observations as the Patriots and Rams are tied, buy bupropion 7-7, buy bupropion going into the second quarter.
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Cornerback Sterling Moore subbed for Spikes in the nickel on the first drive of the game.
Hightower was lined up in the slot in man coverage on a receiver at one point.
Chris Givens beat Wilson on the touchdown because Wilson was too stiff and flat-footed while Givens ran full speed in his direction. Buy bupropion Poor technique on Wilson’s part to surrender the deep ball so easiy. Buy bupropion It looked like trouble when Givens was still 10 yards in front of him.
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Brandon Lloyd broke free from an aggressive look from cornerback Janoris Jenkins and scored an easy 19-yard touchdown on the Patriots’ third third-and-short conversion on the drive, buy bupropion including a penalty. Buy bupropion But Lloyd was asked this week if the Pats could use the Rams’ defensive aggressiveness against them, buy bupropion and he simply smiled and nodded. Buy bupropion He knew.
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Arrington was replaced by Moore on the second drive. Buy bupropion He has a head injury and is questionable to return, buy bupropion but he was standing on the sideline without a helmet, buy bupropion which isn’t a good sign.
Julian Edelman is back to returning punts, buy bupropion so it looks like the hand injury is just about in the past. Buy bupropion He couldn’t do it last week in his return from the ailment.
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