I can’t complain about a win.Doesn’t matter if I am still tired from staying
up late and vaguely hungover two days later.A win is a win.
Especially when you win convincingly after having the game
tied 17-17 late and they have the ball.Offense
had some problems at times but the defense kept us in the game before we could
finally pull away. We have seen Rodgers pull
some magic, and while he did have his moments, they limited him enough.
No more prime time games scheduled for this year and the
schedule gets more reasonable with some AFC East games to play.
Now, if only my predictions would look as good…Let’s recap.
Prediction:Two turnovers for Pats D – I think the much
maligned Pats defense is starting to turn a corner.Gimme two turnovers like I need air to
Result:Only one turnover, but it was HUGE.Does that count as a double turnover??Either way, that was what really turned the
game.The defense was letting up huge
yards and got off the field enough to win, but that fumble was the
catalyst.You may also consider that
roughing the kicker penalty as a turnover too because we got a fresh set of
downs.Intelligent fans will remember
that my prediction was correct, but I guess I gotta take an L in the box score
for this one.
Prediction:Gordon goes over 100 – We have seen Josh
Gordon play more and more snaps, he went over 100 last week and I think we
continue to lean on him.Harder to mess
up when everyone is counting on you right?
Result:10 targets, 5 receptions for 130 yards and a
tuddy.He had another circus catch that
was called out of bounds, but that is questionable based on replay.Either way, best game so far as I
predicted.He made me real nervous with
his fingers needing to be popped back in, but he is a big part of this offense
now.If he keeps his nose clean, he is a
Prediction:Pats win 31-24 – I’m really hoping for a
complete team win playing the full 60 minutes.It’s easy to get complacent, but this is one of those little games that
you want to stay sharp with.Schedule
isn’t too tough moving forward, so let’s keep on track.
Result: Pats win
31-17 – I figured Rodgers would throw up a garbage-time tuddy, but it didn’t happen,
but I’m still pretty on point with this.
Like I said, the Pats are starting to put it together.Let’s take it one week at a time and keep an
eye on the Chiefs.Otherwise, if we take
care of business, I like where this team is going.