Patriot Performers of the Game (Week 2)

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First off I'd like to send my condolences and well wishes out to James White and his family, who tragically lost his father in a car accident a couple hours prior to kickoff. His mother is also in critical condition. All of Patriot Nation is thinking and grieving with you.

Alright. What a night of football! The Patriots fell to the Seattle Seahawks 35-30 in a drama filled battle to the end. 

The Pats played their heart out until the last whistle and you can't be mad at the outcome against one of the league's Super Bowl favorites.

Surely we would have loved to see Cam in the back of the endzone on the last play of the game to walk off, but there are a lot of great takeaways and things to look forward to the rest of this season in this losing effort.

Cam Newton led the way again with a whopping 397 yards passing, one passing touchdown and one interception. He dominated the ground game again too with a team high 11 rushes for 47 yards and two more touchdowns.

The leadership and exceptional play from Cam in only two games has me all in on him. He epitomizes Patriot football now.

The receiving corps all balled out today. Cam's favorite targets were Edelman, Harry, and new face Damiere Byrd. Edelman had 8 receptions for a single game career high 179 yards. Harry followed suit with 8 receptions as well for 72 yards. Byrd was targeted over and over on third downs and came up clutch multiple times. He finished with 6 receptions for 72 yards. 

I can't really give as much praise to the defense tonight. Aside from Devin McCourty's pick six on the opening drive of the game, the defense got steam rolled over. The Seahawks picked apart the weakest part of this team, the defensive line. Their 3 running backs averaged 4.2, 4.4, and 7.0 yards a carry.

The Patriots look to get back in the win column when they return home for a 1pm game next Sunday against the Las Vegas Raiders.

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