Originally posted on Patriots Extra  |  Last updated 10/1/12
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, a fumble by Welker, two dropped touchdowns by Gronkowski, two missed field goals by Gostkowski, and some horrible tackling that allowed a 68-yard touchdown reception.  This Patriots team, which had all the potential in the world on opening day, was unraveling before our very eyes.  You could chalk up the Arizona loss to the unexpected Hernandez injury and some bad luck.  You could chalk up the Baltimore loss to incompetent officials.  But what we saw in the first 35 minutes of yesterday's game defied excuses.  It was an inexplicable barrage of failed execution.  As I sat there pondering whether the ...
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