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    REPORT CARD: Patriots Win with Mediocre Performance
    By: Derek Havens

    The New England Patriots defeated the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday afternoon 31 ? 24. While the team did get the victory, this team still has work to do in the last month of the regular season. Here is my report card for week 13. ...

     
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    That was a more painful read than the 4th quarter was to watch... Teach me to click...

    It wasn't a mediocre performance. It was a dominant thrashing marred by a loss of focus letdown in the 4th quarter on both sides of the ball when it was at that point nothing more than annoying. They did make stops when it counted, Derek... And there was nothing special about the ST play yesterday probably because most of them were too busy playing defense...and offense.

    I wish Ian could field a roster roster of even marginal starting caliber scribes as opposed to a hodgepodge of street FA and UDFA fananalysts... But then that would be as unrealistic an expectation as expecting the level of performance of a banged up, patchwork defense experimenting with a bunch of ST'ers to be anything more than good enough to win one.
     
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    Some more grades:

    Grades: Marks dip in fourth quarter - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston
    New England Patriots Gamecenter : Colts vs. Patriots on ESPNBOSTON - ESPN Boston
    From Mike Reiss:
    Pass Offense: B
    Rush Offense: D
    Pass Defense: C-
    Rush Defense: C+
    Special Teams: B
    Coaching: B+


    Patriots Report Card: Tom Brady's Offense Recovers From Slow Start, But Team Has Plenty to Work On - New England Patriots - NESN.com
    From Jeff Howe:
    Offense: B+
    Defense: C
    Special Teams: B
    Coaching: B
    Colts: C+
    MVP: Rob Gronkowski
    Unsung Hero: Nick McDonald


    Gresh Grades: The Patriots Report Card | Comcast SportsNet - CSNNE.com
    From Andy Gresh:
    Offense: B+
    Quarterback: A
    Running Backs: B
    Wide Receivers: B
    Tight Ends: A+
    Offensive Line: B
    Defense: B+
    Defensive Line: B+
    Linebackers: B
    Defensive Backs: A+
    Special Teams: B
    It Ain't Broke: pass rush, the no-huddle, Gronk
    Gotta' Fix: run defense, penalties, three-and-outs to start 2nd half


    Making The Grades - Patriots vs Colts - Patriots Daily
    From Jeremy Gottlieb:
    Offense: B+
    Quarterbacks: A-
    Running Backs: A
    Wide Receivers: B+
    Tight Ends: B+
    Offensive Line: A
    Defense: B
    Defensive Line: A-
    Linebackers: C
    Defensive Backs: B-
    Special Teams: B
    Coaching: B
     
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    The only reason the Dolts closed the gap is that Bill decided to f around with various players to see if they could play defense.
     
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    To the author

    I can understand wanting stops, "when it counts".

    Considering, Indy scored 21 points AFTER the Patriots scored 31; what is your definition of "when it counts"?
     
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    They got to work the onside kick "hands' unit twice. that's not something you get to do all the time.
     
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