Found October 01, 2012 on
New England Patriots
Yesterday’s AFC East showdown between the Patriots and Bills read much like a Mark Twain novel.
In the first half, the Patriots looked sloppy, unorganized and downright awful.
Safeties Pat Chung and Steve Gregory made Scott Chandler look like Gronk 2.0 and the offense couldn’t capitalize on two Buffalo turnovers.
Seeing Ryan Fitpatrick sling the ball around like it was 7-on-7 conjured up bad memories of the Patriots’ second-half meltdown last season.
And then the second half came.
Something or someone managed to light a serious fire under this team’s ass and the Patriots thoroughly exterminated the Bills in the game’s final 30 minutes.
Thanks to the rough-running tandem of Stevan Ridley and Brandon Bolden and an opportunistic defense, the Patriots dropped 45 points on the Bills in a span of 22 minutes.
While the pass defense certainly had its typical ups and downs, the Pats showed tremendous resiliency in battling back on the road after being down...
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Tom Brady was caught by cameras swearing on the sideline on Sunday, but according to Wes Welker, the cursing was directed at someone other than originally believed.
Call the authorities, the Patriots have lost a former second-round pick. For the third week in a row, second-year cornerback Ras-I Dowling was largely missing from the Patriots' defensive gameplan. According to Mike Reiss from ESPN Boston, Dowling received just five snaps on Sunday. That was after Dowling played four snaps against the Ravens and zero snaps against the Cardinals...
There were time yesterday, where I felt like I had stumbled into some alternate universe. The Patriots were trailing 21-7 in the second half to the Bills and inching dangerously close to a 1-3 record, which would have essentially put them three games behind the Bills with tie-breakers in the race for the AFC crown. At that point, we had already witnessed a fumble by Gronkowski...
The New England Patriots are now 2-2 with a 52-28 blowout victory over the Buffalo Bills. But with such an uneven start to the season, Patriots fans are left scratching their heads wondering which Pats team is going to show up each week. Here is a breakdown:
The Good: After their first three games, having their first losing record since 2003, the Patriots had something to prove....
“It was a typical roller-coaster performance by the Patriots secondary. Even though they made...
After a quarter of the way through the regular season it’s a good time to take some inventory...
“If the Patriots sit in zones all day, QB Ryan Fitzpatrick will find the holes. What the...
Rob Gronkowski and Wes Welker celebrate after a 2nd half touchdown – 6 of the 45 points that New England scored in the 2nd half of their 52-28 win over Buffalo.
The Patriots panic? Yeah, right. “Panic” is probably one of the words on the list that nobody in the New England locker room ever uses.
Even a Week 4 game at 1-2 in Buffalo, where they were stunned last year, is no...
The New England Patriots played their favorite whipping boy of the Bill Belichick era the Buffalo Bills on Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park NY. The problem was in the first half Buffalo looked anything like whipping boys.
The Bills were able to stymie the Patriots offense for a little over 30 minutes on Sunday. After a quick start and a Stevan Ridley 6-yard run...
This was after Brady’s run into the end-zone to tie the game so we have to wonder who he was saying ” ‘eff off” to. Was it the Buffalo fans who were saying mean things about his wife and mommy? Was it the CBS and NFL crews who were questioning the Patriots and their young team? Was it Josh McDaniels who Brady got into a minor war of words with during the second...