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Some observations as the Patriots and Rams are tied, buy singulair 7-7, buy singulair 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 singulair Poor technique on Wilson’s part to surrender the deep ball so easiy. Buy singulair It looked like trouble when Givens was still 10 yards in front of him.
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Julian Edelman is back to returning punts, buy singulair so it looks like the hand injury is just about in the past. Buy singulair He couldn’t do it last week in his return from the ailment.
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