Found October 22, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
New England vs. St. Louis Sunday, 1:00 p.m. ET, at Wembley Stadium, London, England - TV: CBS; DirecTV: 711 *TV announcers: Jim Nantz, Phil Simms *Keys to the game: The Rams moved the pocket, highlighting the underrated athleticism of QB Sam Bradford, to keep him clear of Clay Matthews last week. A mishmash of niche receivers and a diminished role for RB Steven Jackson is causing the offense to be more disjointed, but the positive development has been the play in the trenches -- on both sides of the ball -- for St. Louis. The Patriots have the right tools to chip away at the Rams' hard-nosed defense. First priority for QB Tom Brady is getting the ball out before DEs Robert Quinn and Chris Long fire off the line. New England's screen game utilizes shifty RB Danny Woodhead and both tight ends -- Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez -- and is a source of big plays against defenses that dare to play "cover 0" with straight man-to-man assignments all over the field....
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