You’re telling me that we got a free tuddy on a broken play to
Hogan, We get two interceptions (winning the turnover battle) and Tom Brady has
the ball at the end of the game for a two minute drill…and we lose?I’m not used to this.
I think we have to face facts that this is not a road
team.That will make life difficult in
the playoffs…playing on the road.Seems kind
of late in the season to look so sluggish.
Good news is that a lot of these issues can be fixed.If anyone can get it together it’s the Patriots.In Bill We Trust.Just need to put together a good 60 minutes
of football and we can beat anyone.
Prediction:No mistakes – I think the Pats will have no
turnovers and no head-scratchers.Not
saying there will be 0 penalties or 0 sacks, but they will limit the mental
mistakes and play good situational football.We all know that “Oh Shit” moment when we see it, and I think we avoid
it on Sunday.
Result:I tried to will this to happen.I really did.Does a million penalties count?Multiple
dropped balls?A terrible TB
interception in the Red Zone?I’d say
all of the above and more.Just a lot of
sloppiness that is not normally characteristic of the Patriots.I don’t think we have played a complete game
all season and keep waiting for it to happen.(Maybe the first Miami game was good but I was drinking Goldschlager
during that one so it’s hazy at best.)
Prediction:Run Defense shows up – After getting killed
by Miami on the ground, I think the run defense will get its groove back.I predicted the Minnesota running backs would
combine for less than 100 yards on the ground and nailed it.I’m making that same call here.
Result:This did not happen either.Samuels ran for like 142 by himself (more on
that below).As for the run defense, and
the defense as a whole, they just look….disinterested.No one is making plays on standard runs.We are not swarming to the ball, it just
looks so vanilla.This troubles me
Prediction:Jaylen Samuels scores 2 times – As I
mentioned, Conner is probably out and my fantasy playoff opponent picked up
Samuels.He gets to slot him at TE which
is the biggest load of shit ever.He
already had Damien Williams (RB for the Chiefs) go off for 27 points…WTF, who
starts a third stringer in the semi-finals??!!Anyway, seeing as my life sucks, I think Samuels will have a huge day
catching the football out of the backfield and will put the nail in my fantasy
coffin.(We’ll get ‘em next year).
Result:So we made a converted Tight End look like
Ladanian Tomlinson in his prime.I just
don’t get it.It didn’t matter if it was
a stretch run or up the gut.We got
gashed all day.(I did win my fantasy
match-up btw.Samuels went for 18.2 but
I rose above it.)
Prediction:Pats win 28-21 – Steelers are never out of it
with the personnel they have on offense.I just think the Pats have a sense of urgency and a desire to avenge
last week’s debacle.Let’s focus on
situational football and stay healthy.The rest will take care of itself.
Result:17-10 L.We go back to finish the season for two games in Foxborough.It still looks like we will win the AFC East,
but we need more mojo if we want to make a run.Crazier things have happened, lets just not lose to the Bills or Jets