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