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