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  1. OldEnglandPatriot

    OldEnglandPatriot On the Game Day Roster

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    [Apologies if these are not new points at all]

    1. Last night's game proved that the Pats do draw a line in how far they 'run up the score'. It's just that they draw the line a little further out than many people. BB doesn't see the game as over and won at 37-7 or 42-10, and that is his prerogative. But taking starters out in the 4th quarter, running the ball repeatedly in the second half, and punting on 4th and 1 in the Bills' half towards the end of the game prove that BB and the Pats are not out to remorselessly humiliate opponents.

    2. Speaking from my own experience, I have been on (soccer) teams that have been beaten out of sight many a time. I always felt far more 'disrespected' by opponents who pulled their best players early and started playing keep-ball rather than trying to score, than by teams who just kept on playing.
     
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    upstater1 Pro Bowl Player

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    The fans were booing the Patriots last night when they went for it on 4th down.

    If they looked up at the clock, they would have seen that the time on the clock showed 9 minutes still left to play in the third quarter.
     
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    Pat_Nasty Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Honestly, I think the main reason the Pats were punting on 4th and 1 when it did was to get some practice with the pooch punt in a game-like situation.

    When the game's so one-sided, situational football like that won't be necessary, so the team has to fit it in in odd scenarios.
     
  4. ljuneau

    ljuneau Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    Just think. If scoring too many points is our biggest problem all year, how fortunate we are.
     
  5. Bostonian1962

    Bostonian1962 In the Starting Line-Up

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    I think if you injected opposing fans with truth serium, they'd probably admit the Pats are doing nothing wrong.

    Cripes, are they suppose to stop playing at half time? You can't do that.

    Brady sits for almost the entire 4th quarter, the Pats punt on 4th and an inch from the Bills 30, and they are pouring it on? That makes no sense.

    When I was a kid, I remember teams with large leads kicking FGs on 4th down and getting pummelled for it in the press. Now the Patriots DON'T add on chip shot FGs, and there's is this cry about "going for it on 4th down is piling on". It's disingenuous.
     
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    nowayback Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    if the press didnt make such a big deal about it...the bills fans wouldnt have had such a reaction.

    but hey...its the only thing BB has left them to critisize. and that we are not a cold weather team. lucky the temp didnt dip below 32 last night or we were done for ! :D
     
  7. Joker

    Joker PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    yeah... a lot of this is media driven, no doubt...it is what it is
     
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