Colace In Us

By Joe Soriano | Musketfire.com

It seems weird handing out a game ball when the New England Patriots lose, colace in us but there are three players in Tom Brady, colace in us Brandon Lloyd, colace in us and Danny Woodhead who have a legitimate case at winning the award for valiant performance in the near-comeback loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Colace in us Even though he didn’t make it to the end zone, colace in us Lloyd was instrumental in the Patriots massive second-half offensive effort to put up 31 points against a tough Niners defense.

Brandon Lloyd finally broke out last week against the Houston Texans, colace in us and I’m betting strong words from Pats legendary WR Troy Brown helped spurn that. Colace in us He played his best game in a Pats uni last night with ten receptions for 190 yards. Colace in us He was clearly the most consistent and effective wideout on the Patriots with an average of 10.6 yards per target. Colace in us In fact, colace in us two-thirds of all the plays he were involved in were deemed successful by SR%.

Tom Brady usually leads the Patriots in the advanced statistics WPA and EPA each week, colace in us largely because he is awesome and those two statistics generally favor quarterbacks. Colace in us The main reason for that is simple; quarterbacks have the ball the most and have more chances to impact the game.

However, colace in us it was Lloyd who led the team in those stats and had a huge impact on the game with a 0.32 WPA and a 14.9 EPA. Colace in us Only three quarterbacks have had higher WPA totals so far this week and only four finished with a higher EPA. Colace in us Only Andre Johnson had more receptions and a higher WPA at wide receiver, colace in us but Brandon Lloyd had him overall with significant advantages in receiving yards and EPA.

Ten catches, colace in us 190 receiving yards. Colace in us That’s incredible, colace in us and he was the deep threat we envisioned him being when he put pen to paper and signed a contract in the offseason with New England. Colace in us This game proves that Lloyd hasn’t been a disappointment, colace in us because he can stretch the field and have a huge game if the opposing defense doesn’t account for him enough. Colace in us The Patriots haven’t gotten Lloyd as involved in the passing game as they did against Houston and SF, colace in us and it looks like he will continue to receive major targets. Colace in us And you know what? It’s all for the better, colace in us especially since he is the best pass-catcher on this team at stretching the field vertically.

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Source: http://musketfire.com/2012/12/17/brandon-lloyd-gets-week-15-game-ball/