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Boston Herald
October 28th, find aceon 2012 at 12:43 pm

Some observations as the Patriots and Rams are tied, find aceon 7-7, find aceon going into the second quarter.

The Patriots’ defensive starters were Vince Wilfork, find aceon Kyle Love, find aceon Chandler Jones, find aceon Rob Ninkovich, find aceon Jerod Mayo, find aceon Brandon Spikes and Dont’a Hightower in a 4-3 base with Kyle Arrington (right) and Alfonzo Dennard (left) at corner and Devin McCourty and Tavon Wilson at safety.

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. Find aceon Poor technique on Wilson’s part to surrender the deep ball so easiy. Find aceon It looked like trouble when Givens was still 10 yards in front of him.

Givens has 11 catches this season, find aceon and that’s his sixth 50-plus yarder, find aceon including his second touchdown. Find aceon Givens set a record with five straight games with a 50-yard reception. Find aceon The Patriots knew that would be coming.

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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, find aceon including a penalty. Find aceon But Lloyd was asked this week if the Pats could use the Rams’ defensive aggressiveness against them, find aceon and he simply smiled and nodded. Find aceon He knew.

The Patriots used a big set on second-and-1 before the touchdown, find aceon with Michael Hoomanawanui at fullback and Marcus Cannon as a second left tackle. Find aceon And surprise, find aceon Stevan Ridley got stuffed for no gain by the hardest, find aceon cleanest hit of the game at that point. Find aceon Not only did the Patriots lose that battle, find aceon but they got smoked. Find aceon I’ve thought all along that the Patriot should run when it’s given, find aceon or at least stay out of the packages that force them to run. Find aceon They’re at their best when they can take the matchup to the defense, find aceon whether it’s called with personnel or audibled at the line, find aceon and these jumbo run sets take that opportunity away.

Danny Woodhead was open after a defender fell down in the flat, find aceon and he turned it into a 24-yard gain. Find aceon Wes Welker busted his tail to get across the field to try to make the block that would have sprung him down the sideline, find aceon but he was a split second too late.

Arrington was replaced by Moore on the second drive. Find aceon He has a head injury and is questionable to return, find aceon but he was standing on the sideline without a helmet, find aceon which isn’t a good sign.

Julian Edelman is back to returning punts, find aceon so it looks like the hand injury is just about in the past. Find aceon He couldn’t do it last week in his return from the ailment.

Great catch by Rob Gronkowski toward the end of the quarter. Find aceon That was thrown directly over his head, find aceon and those have given receivers like Lloyd and Welker trouble this season. Find aceon Not an easy one to haul in, find aceon especially when you know you’re exposed to a potential hit.

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