Can we open our eyes now? It wasn’t a pretty game but the Patriots did indeed pull it out and beat the Buffalo Bills 19-17. The game didn’t start out to well, with Brady fumbling the first play of the game and then Bills LB London Fletcher returning it for a touchdown. But, Brady came back and led the Patriots to a touchdown drive, connecting with veteran WR Troy Brown. The Bills then put up 10 straight points and the score was 17-7 at halftime. The Patriots wouldn’t let this underdog beat them, they ended the game scoring 12 points and that’s how they won. I personally thought that we’d win rather easy but I guess I underestimated this Bills defense that confused Brady early on. On the Bills, they have a nice little future going with Evans, Losman, and McGahee. McGahee looked pretty solid, while Losman looked great in half number one. I’ll be rooting for the Bills next week against the Dolphins.
Who did good?
K Stephen Gostkowski – The rookie kicker didn’t get phased while he hit a 32 yard field goal.
LB Junior Seau – Made plays all day, and really helped that defense
LG Logan Mankins – He was one of the linemen who actually blocked
RB Laurence Maroney – Wow, what a game for the rookie
RB Corey Dillon – He did what’s he supposed to do, kill the clock and be productive
Who didn’t do so well?
QB Tom Brady – Looked slightly off today
LT Matt Light – His guy beat him a few times
TE Daniel Graham – Dropped a touchdown pass
1. New England Patriots (1-0) W Buffalo Bills
2. New York Jets (1-0) W Tennessee Titans
3. Miami Dolphins (0-1) L Pittsburgh Steelers
4. Buffalo Bills (0-1) L New England Patriots
Player of the game (Pictured above) – Laurence Maroney RB : 17 carries / 86 yards / 5.0 yards per carry