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Boston Herald
October 28th, order vantin 2012 at 12:43 pm

Some observations as the Patriots and Rams are tied, order vantin 7-7, order vantin going into the second quarter.

The Patriots’ defensive starters were Vince Wilfork, order vantin Kyle Love, order vantin Chandler Jones, order vantin Rob Ninkovich, order vantin Jerod Mayo, order vantin 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. Order vantin Poor technique on Wilson’s part to surrender the deep ball so easiy. Order vantin It looked like trouble when Givens was still 10 yards in front of him.

Givens has 11 catches this season, order vantin and that’s his sixth 50-plus yarder, order vantin including his second touchdown. Order vantin Givens set a record with five straight games with a 50-yard reception. Order vantin The Patriots knew that would be coming.

The Patriots’ starting offensive line, order vantin from left to right, order vantin was Nate Solder, order vantin Donald Thomas, order vantin Ryan Wendell, order vantin 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, order vantin including a penalty. Order vantin But Lloyd was asked this week if the Pats could use the Rams’ defensive aggressiveness against them, order vantin and he simply smiled and nodded. Order vantin He knew.

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

Danny Woodhead was open after a defender fell down in the flat, order vantin and he turned it into a 24-yard gain. Order vantin Wes Welker busted his tail to get across the field to try to make the block that would have sprung him down the sideline, order vantin but he was a split second too late.

Arrington was replaced by Moore on the second drive. Order vantin He has a head injury and is questionable to return, order vantin but he was standing on the sideline without a helmet, order vantin which isn’t a good sign.

Julian Edelman is back to returning punts, order vantin so it looks like the hand injury is just about in the past. Order vantin He couldn’t do it last week in his return from the ailment.

Great catch by Rob Gronkowski toward the end of the quarter. Order vantin That was thrown directly over his head, order vantin and those have given receivers like Lloyd and Welker trouble this season. Order vantin Not an easy one to haul in, order vantin especially when you know you’re exposed to a potential hit.

Ridley has caught some criticism for negative plays, order vantin but so many, order vantin including the one-yard loss on the goal line, order vantin are the result of the line or blockers losing the push up front. Order vantin That’s been the biggest issue in those big sets.

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