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