It’s time for Monday morning doughnuts!
Who doesn’t love doughnuts? I certainly do, especially the cream filling!
The Pats deserve some delicious doughnuts this morning for their win and after serving up some humble pie, it’s time to talk about the five things they did well in the win.
1. The Offense is outstanding:
The Patriots offense is on a whole new level of awesomeness. They can throw and when they need to they can run. They have weapons everywhere, Gronk, Edelman, Amendola, who stepped up big last night, and Dion Lewis. Oh yeah, they’ve been doing all of this without Brandon LaFell, whose set to return soon. This offense didn’t have the killer instinct I would have loved to seen in the 4th, but they put up 34 points and got the W.
2. Second Half Adjustments:
The Pats proved again last night they are the brilliant at 2nd half adjustments. The defense was lights out in the 2nd half, giving up just 6 points, after giving up 14 in the first half. They covered better, stopped the run better, and pressured the QB more. It was a beautiful 2nd half, and the offense added two more touchdowns, not really needing to adjust.
3. The Special Teams are great for the Pats:
The Patriots love their special teams and value them and it shows on the field. They have a really solid and quietly good punt returner in Julian Edelman. They have the best gunner in the game in Slater and Brandon Bolden is another all-star special teams ace. They stopped the Colts on a bizarre and one of the worst fake punts ever last night. They recovered two onside kicks, at least 100% for sure recovered one. They make all their extra points and Gostkowski is clutch when kicking field goals. Oh yeah, Jamie Collins blocked an extra point attempt last night and it was a huge block that would have only allowed the Colts to tie if they somehow scored again at the end of the game. The Pats special team is above the rest.
4. The Run Game:
It hasn’t been great, but it hasn’t been used much but when it needs to be there, it usually is. The Pats running backs can run and catch and that was on full display last night. You just know the Colts hate the Colt Killer LeGarrette Blount, who added two more touchdowns in his career against the Colts last night. He caught his first ever touchdown and also added a 38 yard score on the ground. The rushing score came first by the way. His number wasn’t called much, but when it was he was a star. Dion Lewis can also do damage on the ground and through the air.
5. Wide receivers stepping up:
Danny Amendola and Keshawn Martin are two guys who step up when they need to. Edelman hurt his finger last night, which limited him for the remainder of the game, but Amendola stepped up big time with 105 yards receiving. He showed he can do big things when his number is called and is another weapon for Tom Brady. Keshawn Martin also makes plays when his number is called. He caught a big, deep pass last night. He’s quietly doing really well for the Patriots. It’s good to see other players stepping up for the Patriots not named Edelman and Gronk.
The Five Individual players who deserve a delicious doughnut this morning.
1. RB LeGarrette Blount: After a two touchdown performance, he deserves a doughnut. He keeps on destroying the Colts.
2. WR Danny Amendola: Awesome game for Amendola. He stepped up after Edelman injured his finger. He’s having a very good season.
3. QB Tom Brady: Great game, but unsurprising. Three touchdowns and one interception that wasn’t his fault.
4. RT/LT Sebastian Vollmer: Great night for him. During the game he moved from RT to LT after Marcus Cannon went down with an injury. He was the best OL on the night and protected Brady’s blindside.
5. DE Chandler Jones: I almost put Collins here, but I’ll give this to Jones. He had 2.5 sacks in the 2nd half after a bad first half performance. He needs to be more consistent, but he stepped up last night.