Monday, September 24, 2007

Patriots 38, Bills 7

Odds and ends...



  • I did not like the hit by Wilfork that knocked Losman out of the game. While he wasn't balanced, and was falling, it certainly looked to me as if he threw his elbow out at Losman's knee. I expect that there will be a fine assessed to Vince, and I found that a lot more distasteful than the alleged "cheating" with the video camera.

  • In Tom Brady's fourth NFL start, 10/21/2001, the underdog Patriots went into Indianapolis and beat the heavily favored Colts 38-17. David Patten ran, threw, and caught a touchdown. Brady was 16 of 20 for 202 yards, 3 touchdowns and no interceptions, for a passer rating of 148.33. That was the highest single-game passer rating for him for his career. Until yesterday. His 23-29 for 311, 4TD 0INT game against Buffalo rated at 150.93, his new career high.

  • Through 3 games, his rating is 141.8.

  • His prior best 3-game stretch was 110.6, from December 14-December 27 of 2003.

  • His best 3 game start to a season before this was 107.79 at the beginning of the 2002 season.

  • His 141.8 rating leads the NFL, by 20 points over the second highest, Chad Pennington's 121.4.

  • The Patriots have looked like monsters thus far. And they are expecting Rodney Harrison back in two weeks, and Richard Seymour two weeks after that.

  • On the other hand, the competition that they've beaten looks somewhat less than imposing. The win against San Diego that looked so impressive a week ago looks significantly less than that following the Charger's poor showing in Green Bay in falling to 1-2.


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