Turning points in tonight's game...

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  1. Ice_Ice_Brady

    Ice_Ice_Brady In the Starting Line-Up

    I will leave out the defense because they had about 12 plays that could all be considered back breakers. I have absolutely no idea how they could blow coverage and miss tackles so many times. On offense, I am baffled by the following:

    1. The single worst decision of the game was with the Patriots trailing 24-10 with 45 seconds left in the first half, ball on the 34 yard line, and first down, plus getting the ball to start th second half. Rather than secure the extra 10-15 yards to take the field goal, Brady inexplicably chucked the ball into the endzone three straight times. Clearly the stage was set for Gostowski to miss a 50-yard field goal. He didn't even need to kick it because I knew it was going to miss... the momentum was gone. Bad situational football.

    2. I am all for going for it on fourth down, but trailing by 14 points in the 3rd quarter with plenty of time left, on the 15-yard line was a bad idea. First of all, 4 yards is not 1 yard. It's a passing play and lowers the percentage. But the much bigger issue is that even if you get the first down, there's a good chance you still won't get the touchdown. I felt the risk/reward there was a bad judgement. I understand 4th down calls when you are out of field goal range or within a few yards of the endzone...or within inches of a first down. At the 15, with 4 yards to go, I take the field goal.

    3. Brady's first interception changed the makeup of the game, but most quarterbacks make several of those every game. It is always shocking when he makes a play like that because it is so rare. There was a communication problem with Moss as a result of Brady having to freelance, after the offensive line broke down. Oh yeah, the offensive line was horrendous. Time to get Vollmer back in there.

    Silver Lining: Hard to find one. But the team will at least stop thinking they are one of the top 3 in the league, if they had already. 7-4 is clear proof that there is a lot of work to be done. The Patriots are a very good team, but they are in the pack with about 10 other teams that are playoff-bound but not good enough to win at the next level. Still this game has to be debilitating to their confidence. They still look rattled on the road, and leadership needs to step up.
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    PATSYLICIOUS Pro Bowl Player

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    Brady's first pick

    Throwing bombs, not getting a more makeable FG, and ultimately not getting that FG before half.... which prevented us from kicking the FG on 4th down and making it an 8 point game.

    3 and out after our defense finally gets a stop

    It's a much different ballgame if these 3 don't happen
  3. muzz

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    The Coin Flip
  4. dakevdude

    dakevdude Practice Squad Player

    turning points? there were no turning points...Brees and the Saints scored at will...LOL...much like the Colts game...the Pats secondary is just very young and inexperienced...not to mention it didnt help that there were lack of QB preasures all nite long.

    Your points were all on the offense which was not really the main problem in this game.
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  5. SammyBlueCat

    SammyBlueCat Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    They came undressed after the interception.
  6. SeymourTrophies

    SeymourTrophies Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    This is going to sound dumb initially, but if that D hadn't done its best Plaxico Burress impression (see: Devery Henderson TD), we would have totally controlled the clock. We had to chase that game for a long time, and it totally took our running game out of the equation. Before then, we were running at will, and we had their D just as dead to rights as they had ours.

    Of course, if we got up 14-3 instead of that INT, our chances are much better.
  7. Brady_12

    Brady_12 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    1. Brady's pick.

    2. Brady missing on a few deep balls. The OL was horrible tonight. Not sure if that's why he was so "off".

    3. Not really a turning point but the defense looked terrible pretty much the whole game.
  8. JFK

    JFK Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    the 1st pick was a turning point but there is no way the Saints were not going to spank us.
  9. zeke mowatt

    zeke mowatt Banned

    Brady's pick. Pats were riding a huge wave of momentum after the score and Welkers excellent return. Poised to take a two score lead. One bad play by TB brought it crashing dowm

    Pats needed a mistake free game from a razor sharp QB.

    They got niether.
  10. mgteich

    mgteich PatsFans.com Veteran PatsFans.com Supporter

    I was going to say the opening kickoff, but I guess this is close enough.

  11. PatsFanSince74

    PatsFanSince74 PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    When the D suited up?
  12. eagle eye

    eagle eye In the Starting Line-Up

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    I came in here to post that.:D
  13. BigEZPatsFan76

    BigEZPatsFan76 On the Game Day Roster

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    Brady's first pick, hands down. had a chance to go up 14-3, and who knows might have been a different game. But, who knows.

  14. NickOGS20

    NickOGS20 Practice Squad Player

    Thought at the time that both the first Brady pick and the Maroney fumble/fumble recovery at the start of the second had the potential to be turning points (negative in the first instance, positive the second), but in reality when you're outclassed like that there's no real turning points in a game.
  15. muzz

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    Schaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwiiiiiinnnnnnnnngggggggggg batter batter batter batter... :D
  16. The Dynasty

    The Dynasty In the Starting Line-Up

    Definitely, this changed the WHOLE game. The Pats actually looked good in the 1st quarter, it all went downhill after that first INT
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