Gostkowski miss vs ARIZONA - When Gost missed what would have been the game winner against Arizona, many claimed he was no Vinatieri. The rebuttal to that was that Vinatieri did the same thing in 1999 at Kansas City. I was thinking about this some more, and there is a better and more recent example of a Vinatieri blunder. In the week following the Pats-Colts historic bout in which only the Pats remained undefeated, the Colts travelled to San Diego. The Colts behind 21-23 were deep in SD territory going to 'clock killing mode' with the expectation that AV would make a chip shot. Guess what, AV missed a 29 yarder and the Colts lost. Baltimore FG kickers - won't harp on this too much, but it would have been great if another Baltimore game came at the result of a missed field goal. New year, new kicker, same result. Unfortunately the refs called the controversial kick as being good. Pats OT win vs NY Jets - When Gostkowski split the uprights in OT, at that very moment I'm sure we all wished the old OT rules applied (as the game would have been over). I don't know about you guys, but I actually like the new OT rules. I'm surprised it hasn't led to a tie yet (that's the only downside) but I love that you should play for a TD otherwise both teams get the ball. Not sure how you guys feel about it? Pats OT win vs NY Jets - With the OT win I believe Brady is still perfect in OT, right? The only OT loss I can recall in recent memory was the Cassel/Favre shootout at Gillette in 2008, but of course Cassel was the QB. Pats OT win vs NY Jets Part III - speaking of this game, it's odd that it was somewhat similar to Bill Parcell's first game back at Foxboro Stadium after leaving for the NY Jets. If you recall, the Pats were leading the entire way through only to see the Jets tie the score with less than a minute to go. On the ensuing kick off, Derrick Collours fumbled the ball with the Jets recovering. The crazy part though, the chip shot field goal attempt was BLOCKED by the Pats (want to say Bartrum but don't hold me to it). The game goes into the OT with Adam Vinatieri pulling out the game winner. Other Team's Special Teams - two kick attempts gone wrong by the opponents. Seahawks punter fumbled snap leading to a big tackle for a loss. Rams FG holder couldn't bring high snap down, also leading to a loss. Talented Young Players, or just Young PLayers? - in games in which they are active, the Pats have seen FOUR rookies on defense get significant time (Chandler Jones, Dont'a Hightower, Tavon Wilson, Alfonzo Dennard). Hopefully this is a sign that the defense will get better as the season goes along and they have more experience. Or they hit the rookie wall and the defense gets worse. Of course, I hope it's the former and not the latter, but we shall see. Pats/Rams injuries - Rewatched the game recently and one of the things that stuck out was how many injury time outs there were (mostly for the Rams). There had to be at least six injury time outs. Not to make light of injuries, but it was sort of ironic that it happend during the London game. After all, this was the one aspect of football that these soccer fans could identify the most with. Soccer players are notorious for diving and putting on Oscar worthy performances for even minor contact. Rumbling Ridley - the Pats are 4-0 in games in which Ridley reaches the 100 yard line. Keep giving him the rock. Rushing Tds - Five Pats have reached the endzone with a rushing TD (Ridley, Vereen, Bolden, Brady, and Woodhead). Five Pats recorded a rushing TD last year too (Ridley, Green Ellis, Brady, Vereen, and GRONK). Brady in Seattle - This year marked the first time Brady played in Seattle. What's unfortunate, is that now the only place that Brady hasn't played is San Francisco (his hometown). The Pats travel to San Fran once every 8 years, but of course Brady was injured in 2008 when the Pats last played in SF. The NFL could have done him a favor when they tweeked the schedule for travelling accomodations. Instead, they kept the same at Sea, home vs. Ari from 2008 instead. SPeaking of which, I feel bad for any Pats fans living in St. Louis. As noted, it's only once every 8 years the Pats play in St. Louis, but with the game going to London the Pats next trip to St. Louis will be 16 years since their last one (2004).