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Week Ten for the New England Patriots was in enemy territory against their divisional rivals, the New York Jets!

An exciting game, due to many reasons! New England had been on a two week losing streak, which is a shock to say when talking about the Patriots. New York, on the other hand, had been playing great. Coming in with a three game winning streak. Playing at home, in which the Patriots haven’t beaten the Jets yet since Mark Sanchez took the roll of starting quarterback. And to top it off, the game would give the winner the title of first place in the AFC East.

What seemed to be a very, very difficult game for the Pats turned out to be a gentle, calm, and well-played game. Starting with an amazing offensive performance, which that isn’t a shock to say. Rob Gronkowski having another monster game, with two touchdowns. Tom Brady playing another great game. Completing 26 passes out of 39 attempts for 329 yards and three touchdowns, with a passer rating of 118.4. The shock of this would easily have to be Brady’s longest pass of the game. For 54 yards. Not that impressive, if it were to Welker or Branch, but it was to Ochocinco! Showing that the two are finally starting to have some sort of rhythm.

(And let’s add the fact that Brady broke a few more records. Brady and Belichick surpass Marino and Shula for most wins as starting quarterback/head coach pair in NFL history with 117 wins. Brady also ties Joe Montana for 40 games with over +300 yards. Becoming eighth in NFL history. And finally becoming the second player in NFL history to throw for 3,000 yards in only ten games. Joining Drew Brees, who just joined as well earlier this season.)

And surprisingly, New England’s defense had a pretty good, if not, great game! Even though they had a ton of injuries on their secondary. Basically being forced to play a game with players most of the country had never heard of. They refuse to give the Jets offense an easy time with anything. Andre Carter sacking Sanchez four times, two being back to back! Rob Ninkovich picking off Sanchez twice, one for a touchdown return! A fumble on a punt. New England was playing smooth.

The game at first seemed to be a Jets game, even if the Patriots were the ones winning with only two field goals. But the momentum of the game belonged to the Jets. You can just feel it when you’re watching players on the field. Who seems more comfortable, who seems more refreshed, excited to play. But with a Sanchez mistake, calling a timeout with around 1:20 to go before the half, he left Brady plenty of time to work with. Which Brady proved to make great use of, throwing for a Gronkowski touchdown. Extending the lead to make it 13-9, and going into the locker room with the momentum. From there, the game was wrapped.

See, that’s the thing with the Patriots. You don’t make mistakes with them. They, I guarantee you, will always exploit it. From turnovers, to penalties, momentum changes. They use everything and anything they can. And they make it a success. In all, New England played an amazing game. They redeemed themselves from the last two weeks. It’s impossible for New England to have a three game losing streak. (Which by the way, hasn’t occurred since 2002. And since 2002, they’ve only had three two game losing streaks.) New England doesn’t lose on purpose. They don’t shoot themselves in the foot because of lack of motivation. Every team loses from time to time. But not like New England. They don’t make it a business to kept a streak that isn’t fun to hold. And today they proved that they were down, but always rise back up. Stronger than before.

With the Patriots now, statistically, having the easiest schedule left, I don’t think New England plans on losing anytime soon. If not for the rest of the season. This is a team that wants to show the NFL that it is still a juggernaut, a force to be feared and respected, a Super Bowl team.

Redemption Week for the New England Patriots.
And they overpay their dues!

Week Four started for the New England Patriots in Oakland, California. Against, no other, than the Oakland Raiders. A team that has surprisingly been playing very physical, productive, and victorious football lately. With both teams having only one loss to, coincidentally, the Buffalo Bills. Both games being a lucky break for the Bills with game ending field goals. But continuing on, today’s game can be described very easily when it comes to both teams.

The Patriots:

  1. RAN THE BALL! (Yes, you read that right! Rushing for 183 yards.)
  2. Tom Brady being, well, Tom Brady! (16-30, 226 yards, 2 TDs)
  3. No turnovers. (0-2)

The Raiders:

  1. Penalties against themselves. (9 for 85 yards.)
  2. Turnovers. (2-0)
  3. Losing the little momentum they had.

Now, note; The Raiders last week ran for over 230 yards against the Jets. The most any team has ever done since Coach Rex Ryan took over the team in 2009. (The Jets, who have a very respectable defense in all the NFL! And might I add, is in the same division with the Patriots. As well as their next opponent in Week Five.) But today, Oakland ran for only 160 yards against New England, who has, well… one of the league’s worst ranked defenses. Penalties were one HUGE factor that hurt Oakland’s chances of keeping control of the time, the ball, and the outcome of the game. With constant flags being thrown for penalties that could have easily been avoided. Richard Seymour (an Ex-Patriot) alone was flagged for two stupid "errors" that resulted in over 30 yards. It’s a game the Raiders could have won if they kept the pressure they had on Brady, make him get no rhythm, not have turned over the ball, and stopped getting flagged.

The Patriots
, on the other hand, did the exact opposite of what they usually do. When you have a quarterback like Tom Brady, running the ball isn’t your only option. But yes, it’s necessary to know how to run the ball. And in the past, that hasn’t been one of New England’s strongest points. In their last three games combined, they’ve ran for a little over 100 yards. But today, New England was adding to the Rushing Stats. With BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Stevan Ridley each running for over 70 yards and each getting a touchdown. All while making it look more than easy. Of course, Tom Brady played a great game as always. But when it comes to the regular standards of Brady though, today wasn’t one of his best. He completed only half his passes and only threw two touchdowns. Usually, we are used to seeing ourselves surprised by Brady breaking another record of sorts. But now that I recall, today we did as well! Surpassing his idol, Joe Montana, to become the ninth quarterback in NFL history with the most touchdowns. (Brady, 274. Montana, 273.) Let’s not forget Wes Welker having another amazing game with two touchdowns! And Chad OchoCinco having two receptions for 26 yards. (With another reception taken back due to a New England Penalty.) But now, onto the Pats defense… In which they played….. horribly. Let’s admit it. Numerous plays went on longer than they should have. All due to poor defending, blocking, and lack of attention. But both Patrick Chung and Vince Wilfork redeemed the defense by getting crucial interceptions. In the end, the Patriots played well. The offense played incredible on all levels! The defense did better than last week! And in all, the Patriots go into Week Five second in their division. With the Jets being New England’s next opponent, they have an opportunity to clench first place in the A.F.C. East.

Here’s to today’s victory and an optimistic mind for next week!

First, but not the last!

(via fuckyeahpats)