Some early analysis
Posted on December 21, 2008
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- Hey, might as well post some first half analysis now that the game is out of reach, right?
- We’re early in the second quarter, and the Patriots have dominated in every facet of the game—offensively, they’ve moved the ball without a problem, scoring on three of their first four possessions. Defensively, the Cardinals have yet to pick up a first down. (Check that–as I’m writing this, they got their first with just over 11 minutes left in the first half.) And on special teams, there have been some bone-rattling tackles on Arizona kick returns by Matthew Slater and Ray Ventrone. If things continue at their current pace, we might see Kevin O’Connell for a few snaps this afternoon.
- The New England defensive backs haven’t really been tested by the Arizona offense because, for the most part, the Cardinals have kept the ball on the ground. We’re scratching our heads over that one—you haven’t been able to run the ball all season, and NOW you try and grind out some yardage on the ground. Odd, to say the least.