October 28th, free cephalexin 2012 at 12:43 pm
Some observations as the Patriots and Rams are tied, free cephalexin 7-7, free cephalexin going into the second quarter.
The Patriots’ defensive starters were Vince Wilfork, free cephalexin Kyle Love, free cephalexin Chandler Jones, free cephalexin Rob Ninkovich, free cephalexin Jerod Mayo, free cephalexin 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. Free cephalexin Poor technique on Wilson’s part to surrender the deep ball so easiy. Free cephalexin It looked like trouble when Givens was still 10 yards in front of him.
Givens has 11 catches this season, free cephalexin and that’s his sixth 50-plus yarder, free cephalexin including his second touchdown. Free cephalexin Givens set a record with five straight games with a 50-yard reception. Free cephalexin 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, free cephalexin including a penalty. Free cephalexin But Lloyd was asked this week if the Pats could use the Rams’ defensive aggressiveness against them, free cephalexin and he simply smiled and nodded. Free cephalexin He knew.
The Patriots used a big set on second-and-1 before the touchdown, free cephalexin with Michael Hoomanawanui at fullback and Marcus Cannon as a second left tackle. Free cephalexin And surprise, free cephalexin Stevan Ridley got stuffed for no gain by the hardest, free cephalexin cleanest hit of the game at that point. Free cephalexin Not only did the Patriots lose that battle, free cephalexin but they got smoked. Free cephalexin I’ve thought all along that the Patriot should run when it’s given, free cephalexin or at least stay out of the packages that force them to run. Free cephalexin They’re at their best when they can take the matchup to the defense, free cephalexin whether it’s called with personnel or audibled at the line, free cephalexin and these jumbo run sets take that opportunity away.
Danny Woodhead was open after a defender fell down in the flat, free cephalexin and he turned it into a 24-yard gain. Free cephalexin Wes Welker busted his tail to get across the field to try to make the block that would have sprung him down the sideline, free cephalexin but he was a split second too late.
Arrington was replaced by Moore on the second drive. Free cephalexin He has a head injury and is questionable to return, free cephalexin but he was standing on the sideline without a helmet, free cephalexin which isn’t a good sign.
Julian Edelman is back to returning punts, free cephalexin so it looks like the hand injury is just about in the past. Free cephalexin He couldn’t do it last week in his return from the ailment.
Great catch by Rob Gronkowski toward the end of the quarter. Free cephalexin That was thrown directly over his head, free cephalexin and those have given receivers like Lloyd and Welker trouble this season. Free cephalexin Not an easy one to haul in, free cephalexin especially when you know you’re exposed to a potential hit.
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