Originally posted by Dance Master MC
How'd your team do?
Patriots: 34 Browns: 17
I'm glad the Pats won; they beat a team they were supposed to beat. I'm very disappointed in Brady's play in the 3rd quarter. It wasn't just statistically poor, it looked
bad, too. On the other hand, as Collinsworth said, this was Brady's worst performance of the year, and it was still
good enough for a qb-rating of 105.
Brady 22-38 (57.9% yuck) 265 yds 3TDs 0ints.
The Pats defense looked soft. At one point the announcers praised how well the Patriots were tackling. I don't know what game they were watching, but a lot of times I saw initial hits at the line fail to take down the Browns running backs. The Pats D looked like a mediocre bend-but-don't-break defense that was bending an awful lot and was lucky in exploiting opportunities for turnovers. The defense better tighten up next week because Romo is no Anderson, Barber is no Wright, and T.O. is no Edwards; I hope Belichick has been saving something special.
A humorous bright spot was the sack by Patriots nose tackle Wilfork. Wilfork came off the snap and the Brown's offensive line parted and I'm sure Wilfork was as surprised as anyone to find himself running freely and unabated straight towards the Browns QB. For a brief moment, one of the Brown's running backs flashed across Wilfork's path, but didn't block him (blown assignment?) but even if the tiny running back had tried, as the announcers put it, it would have been as effective as a bug hitting a windshield and Wilfork would have sacked them both.