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