1. For some reason I was really pissed that Philly scored that last TD. I also find it curious that while its not OK for a team way ahead to run plays to score more, its perfectly OK for a team way behind to call TOs when you are behind 4 scores and run onside kicks with 30 seconds left behind 3 scores. There is something hypocritical about it . If I were a Philly player I'd be pissed. I don't have any problems with them trying to score on that last drive, but at THAT point of the game, isn't it the coaches responsibility to get his players off the field healthy. Would those 7 meaningless points be worth losing a player because the coach wanted to add 5 or so more plays to a game that was long gone Besides only allowing 13 points would have cemented the team's inclusion into the top 10 in scoring defense, and in a year where there isn't much good to say about the Pats D, to this point, I'd like to have that one. 2. A couple of interesting things to not to note about top 7 DBs we had available to us; Arrington, Moore, Iheadabu, Molden, Adams, Brown, and Edelman a. 4 of the top 5 weren't even on the roster when the season began b. 5 of the 7 came into the league as UDFAs, with only Edlelman (7th) and Moulden (3rd) being drafted at all 3. Speaking in more detail about the much maligned secondary personnel a. Arrington- There will soon come a time when people will start to realize that he's having a big year. Its not just the 7 picks, but I read that he was statistically behind only Revis in defending passes in general. He's tough on run support and tackles well. He's EARNED the title as the Pats top CB b.I know its only an impression, but it seems to me that Iheadabu is around the ball more and more with every game he plays. I thought he was strictly the special teamer/backup run support S he was with the Jets I didn't expect more when he got here.Maybe there is more to this local kid. c All the mediots are going to make big deal that the Pats gave up 400 passing yds again, It should be noted that over 100 came on those first 2 drives and over ANOTHER 100 came after the Pats opened up its 38-13 lead 4. I appreciate Rob Ninkovitch more and more with every passing game. Very steady. A great tackler and a versatile.player. He not only looks like Vrabel, he's starting to play like him. 5. On the other hand, while he's not playing badly, I don't think the switch to the 4-3 has been very kind to Jerod Mayo. Maybe its the knee, but he doesn't look as sure of himself or explosive out there. Just an anecdotal impression. 6. With Volmer in a walking boot, Light playing hurt, and us being down to our 3rd C, the OL is getting very thin. 7. OL comments- a. It seemed like the Ryan Wendell era went off without being a disaster. He seemed to hold his own. I don't know if he's making a positive impact, but he wasn't killing us either, especially in pass blocking. b. I liked the fact that the OL made adjustments. Much of the talk in the first quarter was about how Brady was getting hit so often. By the Pats 3rd drive it got better and better. c Solder continues to impress with this versatility, speed and execution. There was one play that caught my eye. It was a running play with Vareen in the backfield. Solder came off his initial block and it almost looked like he caught up with Vareen and passed him. In fact he pushed him forward another 3 yds.This kid is a special athlete and will very hard to keep out of the starting line up next season. d. On the negative side there didn't seem to be many running plays where the OL created much push against the Eagles. I don't know if one would describe the running game as effective, more like it was "complementary". 8, BJGE looked like he had a bit of that burst we saw earlier in the year. Maybe that turf toe is starting to heal He did a nice job early, but curiously he didn't see much action in the 2nd half. Lots of mouths to feed with 4 capable RBs. 9. If there is a blueprint to stop the Pats, apparently the Eagles failed to open the envelope. They single covered Welker and for the most part didn't physically challenge the Pats recevers at the LOS. For the most part they were able to get off the LOS.....and when THAT happens, Dion Branch will become a factor. 10. Miscellaneous - a. The Jets must be the luckiest team in the league. Just like the last few year, they won ANOTHER game because their opponent keeps giving them gifts. I would double this post by listing the ways the Bill gifted this game to the Jest. b. After seeing KC hold the Steelers to 13 points, the offensive job we did on them becomes more impressive c. Edelman is one of the best tacklers on the defense. He squared up with perfect technigue on this his tackly on Young in the open field. Very impressive. He also had at least one nice coverage in coverage that I saw. Plus you can't help notice that EVERY time he runs a punt back, he makes the first guy miss. d. The refs missed several easy calls this game. The clear facemask on Young. The illegal contact on Adams, where it looked like, in the replay, that the WR initiated the contact. Plus about 5 obvious holds on the Eagles e. Up to this point this has been an Ocho-free article....and for a reason. I am so tired of all the drama and speculation the topic of Chad Ochocinqo generates. NONE of which, btw, is created by Chad himself. Its all media driven. Clearly I'd rather have him than Underwood, and he'd really be missed if Deion went down. But with him or without him THIS offense is going to be productive. And that goes for any Price talk. Much more drama than your 5th and 6th WRs should merit. f. LMcCoy had some of the most exciting 2 yd runs I've seen in a while. Very Barry Sanders-like. He;s a special runner. I;m surprised he didn't get the ball more. When asked about it, Reid basically said, why attack the strength of a defense, (alluding to the Pats ability to stop the run), when you can attack their weakness, )some one must have told bim about that 32nd ranking of the Pats passing D ) Summary. Given all the injuries, the character of this team becomes more and more apparent with every passing game. Don't be mistaken, the Pats beat a very talented team to night. A talented team....just not a very good.one. Going down 10 points on the road, and turning it into a blow out by the end of the 3rd quarter was a great acheivement. We should all be very proud of our team.