Sunday, September 09, 2012

'Bloody' Good Win For Pats; Down Titans, 34-13

The Titans defense did achieve something this afternoon—they gave Tom Brady a bloody boo-boo on his nose. Other than that, the New England offense—which Brady said was clicking in its final practice—glided to a 34-13 win in Nashville. Brady passed for 236 yards and 2 touchdowns—moving him to fifth all-time in TD passes. In our pre-game post, we said to look for Stevan Ridley "to have multiple big-play opportunities". We were right about that, as Ridley ran for 125 yards and a touchdown—averaging 6 yards a carry, with his longest being a 17-yard gain. He also caught two passes—something he never did in college—for 27 yards. As expected the Tight End Twins were spectacular—each catching six passes. Newcomer Brandon Lloyd—who you'd expect to get a lot of single coverage in this offense, added 5 catches. And, let's not forget this rejuvenated defense, as rookies Dont'a Hightower and Chandler Jones combined for 7 tackles—with Hightower recovering a fumble for a TD. All in all, a dominating first win—which we almost called correctly pre-game (31-17).

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