The New England Patriots were stunned by the Buffalo Bills, 34-31, in Orchard Park, New York, on Sunday afternoon. The Bills snapped a 15-game losing streak to the Patriots and came back from a 21-0 first half deficit. It was, essentially, the football version of the 2011 Boston Red Sox-an inexplicable collapse at the end when victory was almost certainly assured halfway through.
Mr. Smith apparently sees the current labor dispute as a civil rights issue. And he’s willing to “risk everything” to prove a point to those who value wisdom and reason over passion. I’m still betting that behind closed doors, he isn’t nearly as stupid as he sounds in public. But I could be wrong.
Looking to tonight’s game, the Jets sustained a key injury in practice this week. Starting strong safety and top punt returner, Jim Leonhard, suffered a fractured leg and will be lost for the season. Boomer Esiason on WEEI stated that Leonhard’s loss will be huge as he is the quarterback on defense. Esiason went on to say that the Jets’ biggest vulnerability has been their defense down the middle of the field between the hash marks, even before Leonhard’s injury. With shutdown cornerback Darrelle Revis locking down on Deion Branch and possibly Wes Welker, look for rookie tight ends https://www.diamonds-cheerleader.com/ and Aaron Hernandez to be instrumental in this game.
However, the defenses in the AFC East have improved, particularly the secondaries. The book is out on Brady. Teams know they need to be physical with him and put him on the turf. The Super Bowl against the Giants provided teams with the blueprint to beat the Patriots. Not every team has the personnel to do it, however.
According to beat writer Jeff Legwold, the Broncos “see Knowshon Moreno as more of a situational player… His role in the [John] Fox era likely will be more of a 3rd-down player.” Legwold is off his rocker here. Moreno is a former 1st-round pick with plenty of talent. Denver may add a RB to the roster once free-agency opens, but I’d be shocked if Moreno didn’t play a major role in this backfield.
Another realization cheerleader websites I came to is that right now this is a stupid team. Again, the Super Bowl Patriots teams were keen on situational football. These are the Patriots that once intentionally snapped the ball out of bounds for a safety in Denver.
Matt Roth — The former Iowa defensive end had four tackles and a fumble recovery Sunday, but the Jags lost the Texans. Roth has also three sacks this season.
Cromartie vs Welker? Once again wide receiver Wes Welker is leading the Patriots in receptions with 48. The Jets defense will have their hands full containing Welker and there is a good chance that Antonio Cromartie will be asked to match-up with the star receiver. The key for Cromartie and the rest of the Jets defenders is to limit Wes’ yards after the catch. Gang Green’ s defenders must play physical with Welker and not let him free in space.