Originally posted on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 9/12/12
Last week: 3 (+0) Record: 1-0 Super Bowl runner up hasn’t won the Super Bowl since Super Bowl XII or even made the Super Bowl since XXVIII. If anyone can end that, it’s the Patriots. The defense, unlike the Packers’ actually seems improved from last season, while the offense adds a new dimension with Brandon Lloyd coming in and Stevan Ridley becoming the starter. Tom Brady looks as good as ever and the offensive line held up, which was my biggest concern, albeit against a Titan pass rush that managed just 28 sacks last year. Studs QB Tom Brady: 23 of 31 for 236 yards, 2 touchdowns, 0 interceptions, 2 drops, 103.6 adjusted QB rating, pressured 12 times RB Stevan Ridley: 125 yards (82 after contact) and a touchdown on 21 carries, 5 broken tackles, 2 catches for 27 yards on 3 attempts TE Rob Gronkowski: 6 catches for 60 yards and a touchdown on 6 attempts on 28 pass plays, run blocked for 62 yards and a touchdown on 9 carries LOLB Dont’a Hightower: 3 quarterback pressures on 8 blitzes,...
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