Archive for October 9th, 2011

Pats outplay the Jets to a high flying win

The defense showed up today and kept the New York Jets and their big mouths out of it. The offense need to be bailed out a few times by the defense but overall it was a great Sunday.

Beasts:

  • BenJarvus Green-Ellis
    • He had 136 yards and 2 touchdowns on the day. Green-Ellis really was the difference maker today.
  • The Defense
    • Even though the defense was night and day at times, as a unit they were levels better in terms of pressure than they’ve been in a while. In fact, they forced seven 3 and outs. I feel like the defense really progressed today. Oh, and Mark Anderson has what now, 3 sacks?
  • The Crowd
    • At different times in the game today the crowd noise was really a difference. There are many things I could say about the Patriots crowd, but today they where good.

Bums:

  • Logan Mankins
    • Mankins was getting beat by Mark Devito. That shouldn’t happen
  • Aaron Hernandez
    • Anytime you cause an interception, then you’re on this list

Answers:

  • Will the Pats secondary shut down Mark Sanchez and his wide receivers?
    • The Jets top receiver had 60 yards and Sanchez was 16 for 166 yards on the day. Job well done by McCourty, Bodden, and co
  • Does Stevan Ridley get more touches than Green-Ellis today?
    • Ridley had 7 runs for 13 yards. Green-Ellis on the other hand was really good today
  • Will Welker stay red hot?
    • Revis did have an impact on Welker, but Welker remained the threat he’s been the past four games in more ways than one
  • Does Dustin Keller have a big game or will he stay forgotten?
    • Keller was a ghost most of the game thanks to Patrick Chung
  • Will Ochocinco have his breakout game?
    • Well, he did have two catches

Thoughts:

  • Gronkowski was sick for the game so that would answer my thoughts on why he wasn’t being targeted as much as he should of been
  • Pat Chung is on the edge of becoming elite
  • Where was Derrick Mason?
  • Tom Brady was sacked four times and hit five times
  • I had Stevan Ridley in today on my fantasy team… I got three points from him
  • The cheerleaders looked good today…

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PreGame Post: Breaking the Jets

 

There is so much we could say about the Jets. Mark Sanchez is overrated, their offense is sputtering, Rex Ryan needs to shut his mouth, and their offensive line is horrid. There is much we could say about the Patriots defense too, but in this case, I think the Jets offense is worse than the Patriots defense (which is saying alot).

Game Info:

  • Played at Gillette Stadium
  • Starts on Sunday October 9th, 2011 4:15PM EST
  • On CBS

Pats Injury Report:

  • Julian Edelman, ankle
  • Jerod Mayo, knee
  • Danny Woodhead, ankle
  • Sebastian Vollmer, back

Key Matchups:

  • Darrell Revis vs Wes Welker
    • The best CB in the league against one of the best WR in the league always is a key factor
  • Nick Mangold vs Vince Wilfork
  • Kyle Wilson vs Gronk
    • With Welker out on Revis Island, that leaves Kyle Wilson to try to stop Mt. Gronk

Questions:

  • Will the Pats secondary shut down Mark Sanchez and his wide receivers?
  • Does Stevan Ridley get more touches than Green-Ellis today?
  • Will Welker stay red hot?
  • Does Dustin Keller have a big game or will he stay forgotten?
  • Will Ochocinco have his breakout game?

Predictions:

  • We kept Darren McFadden in check so there is no reason we can’t keep Shonn Greene in check
  • Haynesworth will have a massive quiet game (drawing blockers and allowing for other guys to get sacks)
  • Wilfork won’t have another interception today, but he will have a sack or two
  • The Jets show up in the 4th quarter, but by then its garbage points
  • Gary Guyton will make us miss Jerod Mayo
  • Patriots 34, Jets 21
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