Sep 192012
 

Last week: 3 (+0)

Record: 1-1

In 2010, the Patriots lost to the Browns. In 2011, the Patriots lost to the Bills. They won 14 games in 2010 and 13 games in 2011. It wasn’t the end of the world then and it’s not the end of the world now. It’s football. Sometimes shit just happens for no reason. If the Patriots lost to the Ravens this week, then they’ve got an issue, but given Tom Brady’s career record off a loss (28-8 SU, 24-12 ATS), his record off an upset loss (17-4 SU, 15-6 ATS), his record as an underdog (24-16 SU, 27-12 ATS), his record as an underdog off a loss (11-1 SU, 11-1 ATS), and his record as an underdog off an upset loss (6-1 SU, 6-1 ATS), I think the Patriots bounce back this week in what’s going to be a statement game for whoever wins. The Patriots have been in a similar situation in each of the last 2 years and beat the Jets 37-16 last year and the Steelers 39-26 the year before, both on the road and both good teams at the time. If anything, their loss last week made them more likely to win this week, because it delivered the wake up they needed.

Studs

RT Sebastian Vollmer: Did not allow a pressure on 41 pass block snaps, run blocked for -1 yards on 1 attempt

RG Donald Thomas: Did not allow a pressure on 41 pass block snaps, 1 penalty, run blocked for 31 yards on 6 attempt

CB Devin McCourty: Did not allow a completion on 4 attempts, 1 pass deflection, 3 solo tackles

MLB Brandon Spikes: Allowed 3 catches for 26 yards on 4 attempts, 9 solo tackles, 7 stops, 1 penalty, 1 quarterback hit on 4 blitzes

SS Patrick Chung: Did not allow a completion on 1 attempt, 2 solo tackles, 1 assist

RE Chandler Jones: 1 quarterback hit and 3 quarterback hurries on 28 pass rush snaps, 3 solo tackles, 1 assist, 2 stops

Duds

CB Kyle Arrington: Allowed 5 catches for 62 yards on 5 attempts, 4 solo tackles, 1 missed tackle

P Zoltan Mesko: 5 punts for 152 yards, 2 of 5 inside 20, 1 return for 3 yards, 21.5 net yards per punt

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