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Boston Herald
October 28th, find styplon 2012 at 12:43 pm

Some observations as the Patriots and Rams are tied, find styplon 7-7, find styplon going into the second quarter.

The Patriots’ defensive starters were Vince Wilfork, find styplon Kyle Love, find styplon Chandler Jones, find styplon Rob Ninkovich, find styplon Jerod Mayo, find styplon 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. Find styplon Poor technique on Wilson’s part to surrender the deep ball so easiy. Find styplon It looked like trouble when Givens was still 10 yards in front of him.

Givens has 11 catches this season, find styplon and that’s his sixth 50-plus yarder, find styplon including his second touchdown. Find styplon Givens set a record with five straight games with a 50-yard reception. Find styplon 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 styplon including a penalty. Find styplon But Lloyd was asked this week if the Pats could use the Rams’ defensive aggressiveness against them, find styplon and he simply smiled and nodded. Find styplon He knew.

The Patriots used a big set on second-and-1 before the touchdown, find styplon with Michael Hoomanawanui at fullback and Marcus Cannon as a second left tackle. Find styplon And surprise, find styplon Stevan Ridley got stuffed for no gain by the hardest, find styplon cleanest hit of the game at that point. Find styplon Not only did the Patriots lose that battle, find styplon but they got smoked. Find styplon I’ve thought all along that the Patriot should run when it’s given, find styplon or at least stay out of the packages that force them to run. Find styplon They’re at their best when they can take the matchup to the defense, find styplon whether it’s called with personnel or audibled at the line, find styplon and these jumbo run sets take that opportunity away.

Danny Woodhead was open after a defender fell down in the flat, find styplon and he turned it into a 24-yard gain. Find styplon 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 styplon but he was a split second too late.

Arrington was replaced by Moore on the second drive. Find styplon He has a head injury and is questionable to return, find styplon but he was standing on the sideline without a helmet, find styplon which isn’t a good sign.

Julian Edelman is back to returning punts, find styplon so it looks like the hand injury is just about in the past. Find styplon 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 styplon That was thrown directly over his head, find styplon and those have given receivers like Lloyd and Welker trouble this season. Find styplon Not an easy one to haul in, find styplon especially when you know you’re exposed to a potential hit.

Ridley has caught some criticism for negative plays, find styplon but so many, find styplon including the one-yard loss on the goal line, find styplon are the result of the line or blockers losing the push up front. Find styplon That’s been the biggest issue in those big sets.

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