Originally written on Patriots Life  |  Last updated 10/20/14
The New England Patriots had a mission for week 8: Get in, get the win, go home. Turns out, due to Hurricane Sandy, getting out was the hardest part. The Patriots took out a mediocre St. Louis Rams team, just like they should have to many of their opponents so far.Tom Brady, with a passer rating of 133, dominated the Rams defense. Rob Gronkowski appeared as though he was never injured, getting nearly 150 yards and 2 touchdowns. And the defense allowed a poor offense one big play for a touchdown early, and that's all. They stopped Steven Jackson from getting the run game going, and therefore their favored play action style of passing game could never get started. Alfonzo Dennard had previously stated the secondary got fooled by the play action, so this was a big step for the group.The Patriots totally dominated, just like the second half against the Buffalo Bills. They put on a lot of pressure with consistently putting together long drives and forcing the Rams to punt. This is a ...
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