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Some observations as the Patriots and Rams are tied, altace in canada 7-7, altace in canada going into the second quarter.
The Patriots’ defensive starters were Vince Wilfork, altace in canada Kyle Love, altace in canada Chandler Jones, altace in canada Rob Ninkovich, altace in canada Jerod Mayo, altace in canada 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. Altace in canada Poor technique on Wilson’s part to surrender the deep ball so easiy. Altace in canada It looked like trouble when Givens was still 10 yards in front of him.
Givens has 11 catches this season, altace in canada and that’s his sixth 50-plus yarder, altace in canada including his second touchdown. Altace in canada Givens set a record with five straight games with a 50-yard reception. Altace in canada 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, altace in canada including a penalty. Altace in canada But Lloyd was asked this week if the Pats could use the Rams’ defensive aggressiveness against them, altace in canada and he simply smiled and nodded. Altace in canada He knew.
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Danny Woodhead was open after a defender fell down in the flat, altace in canada and he turned it into a 24-yard gain. Altace in canada Wes Welker busted his tail to get across the field to try to make the block that would have sprung him down the sideline, altace in canada but he was a split second too late.
Arrington was replaced by Moore on the second drive. Altace in canada He has a head injury and is questionable to return, altace in canada but he was standing on the sideline without a helmet, altace in canada which isn’t a good sign.
Julian Edelman is back to returning punts, altace in canada so it looks like the hand injury is just about in the past. Altace in canada He couldn’t do it last week in his return from the ailment.
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