Monday, September 09, 2013

Patriots Take Unfulfilling Victory In Lovely Buffalo

(USA Today Photo)
Hey, it's a win. One the road. In a divisional game. The New England Patriots will take any result like that, but things were pretty dicey for most of yesterday's contest in Mistake II By Lake II.  All the new receivers (with the notable exception of  Danny Amendola) were running routes that seemed in a different Zip Code, while the offensive line didn't not exactly keep Tom Brady upright all day. The upshot was that the game wasn't iced until a last-second field goal by Stephen Gostkowski.  It was ugly, but Brady did manage 29-of-52 for 288 yards and two touchdowns. But this was a game that should have been a blowout. While the defense played well and the offense did compile big yardage, the Patriots just seem uncharacteristically prepared in the first win of the year, 23-21.

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