Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 9/11/12
New England Patriots @ Tennessee TitansNEP 34 TEN 13The New England Patriots offense did what they do every season, look suspect in the preseason then come out in the opener and perform like nothing bad ever happened. The one difference on this Sunday however was the fact that they established the run game early and stuck with it the entire game.Tom Brady threw for 236 yards and two touchdowns, proving that Tom Brady is still well Tom Brady. While the yardage numbers were down he still got two touchdowns and looked good. Stevan Ridley was the star of the game going off for 152 total yards, 127 rushing and 25 receiving also scoring a touchdown. Ridley played great while Vereen missed the game due to injury. This performance should all but solidify Ridley atop the Patriots running back depth chart.Brandon Lloyd had a decent debut as a Patriot with five receptions for 69 yards on eight targets. The plus is that Brady and Lloyd looked to be on the same page already. Wes Welker did nothi...
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