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