A look at both the good and bad individual performances from the Patriots 34-13 win over the Tennessee Titans.

Up:

Rookie Class –  Chandler Jones and Dont’a Hightower stole the show on Sunday afternoon and it was hard to not be impressed with their performances. Second round pick Tavon Wilson also added an interception.


Vince Wilfork was dominant in the Patriots 34-13 victory of the Titans on Sunday afternoon. (FILE:USPresswire)

Stevan Ridley – The second year tailback ran hard in the season opener with 125 yards rushing on 21 carries and a touchdown. He also hauled in two receptions for 27 yards. He becomes the first Patriots running back to rush for over 100 yards in a season-opener during Bill Belichick’s tenure as coach.

Vince Wilfork – The defensive captain induced chaos Sunday afternoon. He did a tremendous job getting push up the middle and disrupting Tennessee’s offensive rhythm. He set the tone for a very active defensive front seven.

Down:

Nate Solder - Overall the second year tackle did an ok job, but he was responsible for the “look out” sack on Tom Brady, which resulted in the quarter back’s nose being blooded.

Rob Ninkovich – Looked lost in coverage and containing the QB throughout the game. He was absolutely stonewalled for the majority of the contest and could not take advantage of the attention the rest of the defensive line was commanding.

Wes Welker – The receiver was very quiet throughout the game and only memorable moment was a drop over the middle. He finished with only 14 yards.

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