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Boston Herald
October 28th, no rx imodium 2012 at 12:43 pm

Some observations as the Patriots and Rams are tied, no rx imodium 7-7, no rx imodium going into the second quarter.

The Patriots’ defensive starters were Vince Wilfork, no rx imodium Kyle Love, no rx imodium Chandler Jones, no rx imodium Rob Ninkovich, no rx imodium Jerod Mayo, no rx imodium 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. No rx imodium Poor technique on Wilson’s part to surrender the deep ball so easiy. No rx imodium It looked like trouble when Givens was still 10 yards in front of him.

Givens has 11 catches this season, no rx imodium and that’s his sixth 50-plus yarder, no rx imodium including his second touchdown. No rx imodium Givens set a record with five straight games with a 50-yard reception. No rx imodium The Patriots knew that would be coming.

The Patriots’ starting offensive line, no rx imodium from left to right, no rx imodium was Nate Solder, no rx imodium Donald Thomas, no rx imodium Ryan Wendell, no rx imodium Dan Connolly and Sebastian Vollmer.

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, no rx imodium including a penalty. No rx imodium But Lloyd was asked this week if the Pats could use the Rams’ defensive aggressiveness against them, no rx imodium and he simply smiled and nodded. No rx imodium He knew.

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

Danny Woodhead was open after a defender fell down in the flat, no rx imodium and he turned it into a 24-yard gain. No rx imodium Wes Welker busted his tail to get across the field to try to make the block that would have sprung him down the sideline, no rx imodium but he was a split second too late.

Arrington was replaced by Moore on the second drive. No rx imodium He has a head injury and is questionable to return, no rx imodium but he was standing on the sideline without a helmet, no rx imodium which isn’t a good sign.

Julian Edelman is back to returning punts, no rx imodium so it looks like the hand injury is just about in the past. No rx imodium He couldn’t do it last week in his return from the ailment.

Great catch by Rob Gronkowski toward the end of the quarter. No rx imodium That was thrown directly over his head, no rx imodium and those have given receivers like Lloyd and Welker trouble this season. No rx imodium Not an easy one to haul in, no rx imodium especially when you know you’re exposed to a potential hit.

Ridley has caught some criticism for negative plays, no rx imodium but so many, no rx imodium including the one-yard loss on the goal line, no rx imodium are the result of the line or blockers losing the push up front. No rx imodium That’s been the biggest issue in those big sets.