Found September 10, 2013 on Football and Futbol:
In a shortened week many doubt the New England Patriots chances against the New York Jets, and rightly so. The Patriots were awful on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills. But what people are failing to mention is that the Patriots still led the Bills in almost every statistical category. In the end New England shot itself in the foot and those are things that can be corrected.   The Patriots lost the turnover battle on Sunday by giving away three and taking away two.  The only  turnover that should be of  real concern is Stevan Ridley’s fumble. Ridley has had some trouble holding on to the ball, but after being benched for the rest of the game after losing the ball, you can be sure that he now knows his job depends on him maintaining possession. Brady’s interception was a missed play by rookie Zach Sudfeld. Sudfeld attempted to make an athletic catch on a not so great throw by Brady and tipped it right into the defenders hands. If Sudfeld lets the ball go by it’s a low throw that goes for an incompletion. Brady’s fumbling of the snap on the goal line was a rare occurrence, like a Haley’s Comet of the NFL. That type of mental mistake is very uncharacteristic of Brady and is unlikely to happen again for at least another couple of seasons. Good teams get ugly wins. New England may not be the dominant team it has been for the past decade or so, but they can still find ways to win and will only get better as the season progresses.  It’s still very early in the NFL season so as Bill Belichick said after the game, “We had our moments, there were times when it was good; times when it wasn’t so good and needs to be better. But we’ll build on this.”
1 Comment:
  • the pats need to start playing alot better now if they keep playing like they did this past sunday by playoff time the pats might be in last place and not make the play offs

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