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  1. Triumph

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    1. It sounds like Hernandez will be back.
    2. Id rather lose him now than in November and December.
    3. Jones and Hightower continue to be impressive.
    4. Ridley could be a stud.
    5. The Pats didnt quit and almost pulled it off.

    What are yours?
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    I'll just echo yours... can't think of much else. The other "positive" is that at least the Cards are out of the conference. For seeding and such, this will have less impact.

    Thanks for the positive thread.
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    Instead of watching football from 4 to 11pm, I managed to get homework done. :)
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    for me it was the last TD drive by the PATS where we scored a td by going down the field very very quickly
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    Tough to come up with more - many of the reasons I am not too upset are the same you mentioned.
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    I absolutely LOVED the fact that we needed a turnover to even have a CHANCE to win - and the D pulled it off - that was AWESOME!!
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    Jones does look a bit special.
    BB is back to his best at shutting down the other teams biggest weapon (Johnson and Fitzgerald in consecutive weeks)
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    The D is going to be very good this year. Kept us in a game that we had no business winning

    Welker getting going was also good to see
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    Held Larry Fitzgerald to one catch for 4 yards. I thought we couldn't cover. Next two games will be good tests against Manning and Flacco. Are we improved? Or, just haven't played a good passing attack yet??

    This is a very physical defense. Makes you earn every yard.
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    Secondary shut down one of the best WR's in the game without giving up much elsewhere.

    ST coverage was once again solid both punting and kicking.

    Pass protection down the stretch when we were forced to be one dimensional held up very nice.

    Pretty much the entire front 7 :eek::rocker:

    Ridley's ball security.

    And yes the biggest positive is we should get AH back eventually this year.
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    Tavon Wilson has a knack for the ball. Could be are first play maker at free safety in many years.
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    Add in the solid play of Nate Solder who was getting lambasted a few weeks ago. Always said he just needs some reps at LT and he'll grow and improve with each rep and he has and will. He's a future Pro Bowler.
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    The D played an all around good game, great job on Fitzgerald. Of course Hightower, Jones and Wilson made noteworthy plays today.

    Edleman made the most of his opportunities, Ridley had another good game. Solder played well.
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    Unrelated, but the Jets got their axxes kicked and Sanchez looked like himself. Tebow came is for a series and started moving the ball before being yanked for the Sanchez.

    It has begun.
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    - Defense overall looking good. Averaging 16.5 PPG, 265 YPG througg 2 games, and 32% conversion on 3rd down.
    - McCourty looking more like 2010 version than 2011 version.
    - Got our bad game out early, against a non-Conference opponent.
    - The media will stop talking about 16-0 and will start picking against the Pats, who will probably be underdogs next week.
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    Our 3rd WR put up 5 catches for 95 yrd.Not sure when we when a 3rd WR put such numbers.

    No1 Wr was targeted 13 times , most for a WR. lloyd is becoming goto guy.
    even though he sounded like az when asked about the kick and team loss.
    he was said no comments on the kicker.

    satz
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    Big Vince came back in the game and didnt look like he was hurt.
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    mccourty seems MUCH better this year even after 2 games
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    And it's really hard to fault the D for 10 of the points they "surrendered" today. 140 yds through the air and the complete shutdown of Fitz is really pointing to the D being able to take away what they want to.
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    I wouldn't worry too much about the offense even though Hernandez will be gone for a month at the VERY least (probably longer). But this was just one of those games that our offense was out of sync. It seems like we have 1-2 of these games every year.

    Basically though I am concerned about losing Hernandez if the offense goes back to what it did last week we'll be fine.
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    Oh forgot this one.

    Taking this team lightly is going to make for one ugly, ugly week of practice from BB. The Ravens should be seeing one pissed-off and focused football team come next week.
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    i was at the game near the pats bench..he was limping BAD for a few mins. but nothing serious ( that we know of )
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    1: McDaniels sucks
    2, 3, 4 & 5: Same as yours.
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    Positives:

    Chandler Jones
    Dont'a Hightower
    Tavon Wilson
    Brandon Spikes
    Devin McCourty
    Kyle Love
    Vince Wilfork

    With regard to the New England Patriots defense, the kids are alright with Vince Wilfork anchoring the defensive line! :D
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    forgot to mention..kyle love is really coming into his own..looks great out there
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    McDaniels doesn't suck.

    Don't need another NEM redux around here.

    McDaniels can't block for offensive lineman Donald Thomas and Marcus Cannon from the sideline. McDaniels can't block for tight end Michael Hoomanawanui on short yardage situations either from the sideline. McDaniels can't catch the ball for wide receivers Brandon Lloyd and Wes Welker from the sideline.
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    This defense is taking the look and feel of a special unit. They make stops, make plays, and have seem to be moving in the right direction. Jones forced another fumble this week folks...
    Hightower looks great as well.

    Edes performed alright. Solder has been getting his ***** together. Gost naked the fifty+ yarders...$&@):;"#!&$

    Negatives:
    O line was less than impressive. I'm not sure scar can coach then out of this one...
    Special teams.
    Worst of all, Brady seems rattled. Happy feet, missing throws, etc. It wasn't until they were down eleven and he got pissed off that he started playing well. He still seemed to be hitting defenders about ad often as his own receivers though. Props to the az defense, they made the pats offense look incredibly pedestrian.

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    The Patriots offense appears to be in no danger of peaking mid-September this season.
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    I would rather lose early in the season than late in the playoffs.
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    The Ravens will probably be more motivated because of the AFCG, but as for today, they were clearly outplayed by Philly even when Vick and co. tried to give them the game.
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