The defense with several new parts, and Rodney feeling out his knee, took time but gelled. The cornerbacks played extremely well, although Geno had some trouble. The running game was vicious and brutal, although Buffalo's D was not necessarily a true measure. Colvin picked up where he left off. Maroney looked spectacular and Dillon is the Dillon we know and love again, a freakin' monster. Rodney made some big hits. Contrary to what many are saying, I do not blame the passing problems on the receiving corps. I believe this was a classic case of Brady being rattled and knocked woozy on the first play of the game. Precedents for this kind of performance by Brady are the Chief game in KC last year, when Jared Allen clocked him on the first play and he never really recovered until the second half, when Dwight's juggling acts killed the rally. Also, the Seattle game in 2004 when he was sandwiched, lost his helmet and went into a funk for a quarter until he dive-bombed Bethel for the win. So before every one blames the WRs give Takeo Spikes, a great player, credit for a game changing hit. A major character building performance by this team in the vein of 2003 which yielded many teaching points, and provided an opportunity for the team to gel under pressure. One negative: Graham is just too inconsistent for my taste. Dropping that TD was inexcusable.