The Patriots are looking as if they are 6-weeks younger, instilling some confidence in the team this week with a 38-7 win over the Buffalo Bills. Although an exciting game, it was a total blowout.

"> The Patriots are looking as if they are 6-weeks younger, instilling some confidence in the team this week with a 38-7 win over the Buffalo Bills. Although an exciting game, it was a total blowout.

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Post-Game Report

<p class="MsoNormal">The Patriots are looking as if they are 6-weeks younger, instilling some confidence in the team this week with a 38-7 win over the Buffalo Bills. Although an exciting game, it was a total blowout.</p>

The Patriots offense put on a show with Christian Fauria leading the Patriots into a "score-happy" phase with a touchdown reception in the first quarter. Antowain Smith threw himself into the end zone three times against the Bills and Kevin Faulk caught a 45-yard pass from quarterback Tom Brady for another touchdown.

On the day Brady was incredible, finishing 23 of 27 for 310 yards and 4 touchdowns. While David Patten led the Patriots receivers with six catches for 88 yards, Smith had 111 yards on the ground with one rushing touchdown and had 5 receptions for 31 yards, two of those catches for touchdowns.

Antowain Smith brought himself back from his previous eight-game slump. Looking like the Super Bowl Champion he was last year, hitting the middle rushes and catching the small screens from Brady, Smith took it upon himself to lead the Patriots into breaking their 4-game losing streak. David Patten also stepped up and helped the Patriots spread the field. Although he did not score, he again and again kept his team out of 4th-down situations. New England was eight for twelve on 3rd-down conversions almost eliminating the need to punt with the team also one for two on 4th-down conversions.

The Bills defense slipped up many times. Pierson Prioleau exemplified this as he fell to the ground letting Kevin Faulk strut into the end zone on a 45-yard reception from Brady. Buffalo's defense as a whole was not together, but this is no excuse for the poor production as they conceded so many scores that led to the pronounced win for the Patriots.

Overall New England played a great game making sure they stopped their losing streak against a fellow AFC competitor. Their defense stiffened and shut down the Bills passing and rushing. They constantly forced Bledsoe to hurry and let go of the ball, keeping the pocket closing in on Bledsoe more often than he should have been comfortable with.

-Sean Daly

(PatriotsInsider.com)"

 

 

 


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