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Some observations as the Patriots and Rams are tied, free citalopram 7-7, free citalopram 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. Free citalopram Poor technique on Wilson’s part to surrender the deep ball so easiy. Free citalopram 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, free citalopram including a penalty. Free citalopram But Lloyd was asked this week if the Pats could use the Rams’ defensive aggressiveness against them, free citalopram and he simply smiled and nodded. Free citalopram He knew.
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Danny Woodhead was open after a defender fell down in the flat, free citalopram and he turned it into a 24-yard gain. Free citalopram 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 citalopram but he was a split second too late.
Arrington was replaced by Moore on the second drive. Free citalopram He has a head injury and is questionable to return, free citalopram but he was standing on the sideline without a helmet, free citalopram which isn’t a good sign.
Julian Edelman is back to returning punts, free citalopram so it looks like the hand injury is just about in the past. Free citalopram He couldn’t do it last week in his return from the ailment.
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