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Recap of the Patriots win over the Rams

The Patriots won by a score of 45-7.

The Patriots were hearing all week long about their offense’s inability to close out games after barely getting a win vs the Jets last Sunday in over time. The Patriots sent a message through out the league and the message was definitely received. The Patriots offense was rolling on all accounts.

Brandon Lloyd had a good game. Two catches for two touchdowns. Exactly what he needed and what the Patriots fans have been waiting for. I think he is one of our best red zone targets and today he was. Lloyd and Brady are getting in better rhythm with each other every week and as a result Lloyd is getting more into the games.

Rob Gronkowski had a monstrous game. He had eight catches for 146 yards and two touchdowns.  He is our number one red zone threat and he got in twice today. The Patriots are a better team when Gronkowski is more involved.

The Patriots offense scored a touchdown early in the 4th and called it a day for Tom Brady. Rightfully so. He was brilliant. I was glad to see the offense score in the 4th and leave with a dominant win before the bye week. I think this game was a big game for the Patriots even though its still October. The reason being we had some questions answered in this game.

The Patriots defense was much better in today’s game. They got after Bradford more and they did their part in the blow out. After they gave up the deep pass for a touchdown in the first quarter they kept the Rams off the score board for the rest of the game. Jones added another sack this season and continuing an impressive season for the rookie. The other two rookies Dennard and Wilson had interceptions.

The third down efficiency for the Rams was 30%. They were 3/10 on third downs. The Patriots had a much better third down defense in this game. That is a huge plus for this defense. It seems to be the Patriots defense are a much better defense when the Patriots are scoring and scoring a lot. You don’t want to have to rely on this defense to win the game or protect a lead of 10 points and less. But they certainly can play good defense when the Patriots are rolling on offense.

The running game with Ridley was good today. Ridley had 15 rushing attempts for 127 yards rushing and a rushing touchdown. Vereen added another rushing touchdown as well. The running game and the passing game compliments each other beautifully this season for the Patriots. This is a very dangerous team and offense.

After the game as expected the Patriots are very happy with this win. This game meant a lot to the Patriots and to win it big. London fans seem to enjoy it as well. I know all Patriots fans are going into this bye week happy and confident about their 2012 team as are the Patriots themselves.


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