Kyle Arrington -- Nice INT and return for a touchdown. Arrington played well at times, though he did give up a touchdown. His pick-6 put the Patriots back into the game 21 -17 after the big kickoff return by Connolly.
Dan Connolly -- To see a big guy run that fast and that far was a thing every football fan should enjoy. Impressive how Connolly was able to stay on his feet toward the end. 71-yards KO return, a new OL record.
Late Game Heroics – without the late game heroics, New England could be looking at 11-3 with the Jets breathing down their neck. Instead, New England maintains its slim playoff lead.
Devin McCourty – Right now, he is easily the best defender on the Patriots team, and that is with all due respect to Vince Wilfork and Jerod Mayo. A sack, a key tackle for loss, and some solid coverage while banged up cemented our vote for DROY.
Dan Connolly – That was awesome. Get well Big Dan.
Honorable Mentions: Kyle Arrington, Tully Banta-Cain (Sack), Dane Fletcher
Third Down Defense -- A look at the Patriots defense on third down is all you need to know. The group allowed the Packers to convert 11 of 19 attempts (58%), to illustrate their league leading worst ranking in that category.
First Half offense -- For some reason the Patriots weren't able to string things together at times in this game. It took a huge runback by Connolly and a Pick-6 by Arrington to get the score close.
Time of Possession -- The Patriots offense left their defense out there for 40:28 of the game. The Patriots offense ran just 43 plays.
Brandon Meriweather – We would like to meet his geometry teacher from high-school. His terrible angles cost the Patriots another long touchdown.
Penalties – After five relatively clean games, the Patriots dirtied up the field with seven penalties, including three for first downs. That is unacceptable.
Dishonorable Mentions: Gary Guyton, Tully Banta-Cain (Penalty)
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