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It wasn’t pretty, and it didn’t come easy, but the Patriots were able to squeak out a win over Buffalo in their regular season opener.
New England marched out a new-look offense against the Bills that was full of fresh faces and new targets not yet completely comfortable with Tom Brady. The chemistry isn’t there yet, which was evidenced by some sloppy plays, but despite the shaky offensive showing, there were some names who truly impressed in Week 1.
The Pats know they can turn to Brady to get the job done, and Sunday proved to be no different. Despite rough outings from both his receivers and his offensive line, Brady was able to lead his team to a win. The Pats quarterback set up Stephen Gostkowski‘s 35-yard field goal with 5 seconds left, after moving New England 49 yards in 12 plays during the final drive. Brady finished the day completing 29 of 52 passes for 288 yards and two touchdowns.
Julian Edelman was the only receiver Brady had worked with prior to this season, and their ...
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All you need to do is look at Tom Brady's stat line to know he had some trouble with his young offense and inexperienced receiving corps: 29/52 for 288 yards with 2 touchdowns and an interception. 55% completion percentage? That's not the Tom we're used to seeing.
It's not that it was all bad from an offensive standpoint, as Brady connected early with Julian Edelman...
Buffalo Bills fans are pretty original how they razz the opposition. You had the fans dressed in prison jumpsuits that said “Hernandez 81″ on the back. Then you have this sign that said “Tom Brady Sits When He Pees”.
Karma is a b*tch…..
All Tom Brady did was get off the toilet bowl and beat the Bills yet again.
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So close, yet so far... The Buffalo Bills were minutes away from a week 1 victory and then Brady and the Pats became Brady and the Pats and the Bills became the Bills. For what it’s worth, neither team played good football. Turnovers and penalties were the theme of the day for the Bills, who showed why being good and being young in the NFL are not as harmonious of a duo as last...
Football is back with a bang. And isn't that great? Especially when the New England Patriots win week 1. As long as that W is in the standings when the clock hits the triple 0's, we can all be pretty happy. However, there were a lot of issues during this game, which will come to light very soon.
However, let's firstly look on the bright side:
The Good - Tom Brady
New England Patriot’s tight end Rob Gronkowski did not travel to Buffalo with his teammates for Sunday’s game against the Bills, according to NFL.com. Although he was listed as doubtful in this week’s injury report,
BY NICK ST. DENISTom Brady didn't think Danny Amendola would be back in the second half. The veteran field general was happy his new wideout returned.Amendola battled a groin injury midway through the New England Patriots' 23-21 victory over the Buffalo Bills but went on to haul in 10 catches for 104 yards."He gave it everything he had and that is all you can ask,"...
After week one, it was pretty clear that that Patriots’ fans were teased a bit by the performance of Tom Brady’s targets in the preseason.
Zach Sudfeld, who was affectionately named “Zach Studfeld”? He touched the ball once and that touch turned into an interception for Buffalo.
Aaron Dobson, the second round draft-pick who frequently made awesome catches in practice and...
After Stevan Ridley had trouble holding onto the ball Sunday against the Buffalo Bills, the New England Patriots turned to running back Shane Vereen for production on the ground. Unfortunately for the Patriots, Vereen, who rushed for 101 yards, broke a small bone in his his wrist on his first play of the game and is scheduled for surgery on Monday that will keep him out for a few...
The New England Patriots have just three days to prepare for their next game against the New York Jets.
They'll meet on Thursday night following Sunday's 23-21 win over the Buffalo Bills in which New England's rookies struggled.
Tom Brady threw 17 passes toward wide receivers Kenbrell Thompkins and Josh Boyce and tight end Zach Sudfeld, and the rookies caught just four...
The Patriots rookie pass catchers took a lot of flack for not being on the same page as Tom Brady.
Now with the news that they've lost some veterans, they might have even more rookies on the field for Thursday's game against the Jets.
Dobson told me he expects to play
— Nick Underhill (@Nick_Underhill) September 10, 2013
Dobson is the Patriots second second round pick...
The Bills started their final drive (I’m ignoring the final play of the game) with a one point lead in the fourth quarter and 5:51 to go at their own twenty yard line.The defense just stopped the Patriots and the reality that the Bills might actually win the game, as an 11.5 point underdog, was setting in. They just needed to finish the game well.
Before the drive started...
New England came dreadfully close to an opening season loss this Sunday to their doormat division rivals, the Bills.With few exceptions, the Patriots usually walk all over Buffalo and tack up an easy W on the record. They snuck by on a sloppy 23-21 victory chock full of fumbles, missed connections, and mediocre defensive play. Yes, a win is a win, but it previewed the struggles this...