Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Surprise,Surprise Pats' defense and special teams win a game
Who would have thought that Tom Brady would have 153 yards passing and the rushing game would have 118 yards and the Pats would win 41-14? That is what happened tonight down in Miami. The special teams had two blocks by safety Pat Chung(one fg for a TD and one punt setting up another TD). The defense also had a interception returned for a touchdown by Chung with Rob Ninkovich adding two more picks. Brandon Tate began the second half with a bang with kickoff returned for a TD(for the second time this year). The defense that was attacked all week and predicted to get lit up by Brandon Marshall held its own for sure. The defense came up with a way to stop teams... Takeaways. The team had four picks and two blocked kicks wrecking havoc for Miami. Randy Moss had zero catches for the first time since '06(which killed my fantasy team) which is good and bad. Bad that Moss wasn't active in the game but good that this team is confident it can find ways to win going into the bye week. The offense was centered around Ben-Jarvus Green Ellis, Wes Welker, and Danny Woodhead. Yes that is correct. Jerod Mayo lead the team with 16 tackles per usual and Belichick actually smiled at the end of the game as the team showed the joy of proving everyone wrong and winning a road game. In his press conference, Brady was asked if the team had a chip on their shoulder and his response "yeah, we have lots of chips" basically confirmed that Belichick has this team right where he wants mentally. A motivated team now with two weeks off spells bad news for Baltimore who comes into Foxboro in a couple weeks. They also ended the Patriots' season last year so that should be a high energy game all around. Here are my winners and one loser from the game this week.
Pat Chung- Two blocked kicks and a pick 6 is a pretty good week I would say
Rob Ninkovich- Two picks and a sack for the outside linebacker out of Purdue was a standout game for the second year Pat
Danny Woodhead/Ben-Jarvus Green Ellis- Both made plays all game long and provided a good majority of the offense tonight
Brandon Tate- kickoff return for a TD along with a couple nice catches for the second year man out of UNC as he continues to be a difference maker
Tom Brady- lead the team to a big road win and showed the fire you desire from your QB when he came out of the game with forty second left.
Jake Ingram- the long snapper had a couple of shaky snaps to holder Zoltan Mesko on field goal attempts. It is his job to be a long snapper. Do your fucking job. OK that is it for my negativity.
Walt Coleman- the ref tried to blow the game in the first half with a holding call on Matt Light for a guy falling down and an awful pass interference call on McCourty.