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Week 1: New England Patriots 23, Buffalo Bills 21 (1-0) (Sunday, September 8, 2013)

I wasn't on-line much yesterday due to all the football goodies! :) Boy, the Patriots have a LOT of work to do. They were lucky to win that game yesterday. There were more turnovers by them than you could find in a bakery, for cryin' out loud! The rookies looked like rookies and Tom goofed up, too. The team was NOT happy after the game because while they started and finished strong, they stank it up in the middle. Anyway, thankfully it's only Week 1 but a very short turnaround as the Jets come in this Thursday to Gillette.

I miss Wes Welker. The Pats screwed up letting him go. >:(

It was a tough game that was won with 5 seconds left. The Bills aren't that good a team so let's hope the Pats get into the groove before they meet the iron of their schedule. Though the Bills' fans can be happy that their rookie quarterback, E.J. Manuel, looked pretty good out there in his first NFL game in earnest.

Tom threw 2 TDs, both to Julian Edelman, and was charged with an interception after rookie Zach Sudfeld goofed up. The rookies seemed to lose their footing a lot and second-year vet Stevan Ridley was benched after a costly fumble. I just heard over the radio that our second-best running back who took up the slack yesterday, Shane Vereen (yes, related to Ben! ;) ), broke a bone in his hand and will be out for at least two weeks after today's surgery.

The Jets won (a gift by a dumb Tampa Bay DB) and so did the Dolphins, so the division looks like this:

New England 1-0

Miami 1-0

NYJ 1-0

Buffalo 0-1

Next week: the New York Jets come to town (this Thursday! Yikes!).


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Sep. 10th, 2013 12:51 am (UTC)
We didn't get the game over here (nothing new), but it was definitely stressful to even hear the updates. I hope they get their rhythm together soon, or like my sister said, 'it's going to be a long season'. Sucks about Vereen. He's someone they can't afford to lose, even for such a few weeks. Ridley needs to get his act together. My sister says that they should make him carry a football everywhere he goes and fine him when he drops in a game. Not possible but hey, it's worth a shot!

I miss Wes Welker. The Pats screwed up letting him go. >:(
Agreed. It was hard watching him catch passes from Manning on Thursday's game versus Baltimore.
Sep. 10th, 2013 05:49 pm (UTC)
I'm encouraged by the fact that it was Week 1. :) Tom won his parking spot back this year for being one of the most dedicated athletes in the off-season program. Before his marriage he always won it, and then of course a wife and kids split his time, but this year he won it again.

If Wes had only gone to any other team! >:(
Sep. 10th, 2013 05:51 am (UTC)
Shouldn't be too surprised about the Welker thing, though. I know he could have been as integral to the organization as Brady, but the Patriots really do not fuck around when people ask for more money.

:| I miss him too.

The Lions won! So that makes me happy. :D
Sep. 10th, 2013 05:51 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I wasn't completely surprised when I heard the news that Wes had signed with Denver, knowing how hardball the Patriots are during contract negotiations, but I still think it's a mistake.

I saw that the Lions won! Congrats! Your fans deserve good things. Talk about loyalty to a team that hasn't delivered very much. :)
Sep. 10th, 2013 06:45 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I think it was probably a mistake as well. I can only hope that they'll be able to get their new receivers up to snuff! I know the Patriots have a history of doing that and Brady calls plays like a general on the field and since he's practically an offensive coordinator in his own right, I'm sure they're just stumbling through the rookies but they'll be back on top soon enough!

And yeah, SIGH, being a Lions fan. Haha. xD But you gotta love them! They won their first game, so here's hoping for the rest of the season. :D
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