Argh!!! Tom came back down to earth with a thump!
The game started out well with the Pats putting up three TDs and a 21-0 lead. Wes Welker had the best day of his career with 16 receptions and a ton of yardage. He did everything possible to win this game, but too many crazy things happened. Tom came back down to earth with FOUR INTERCEPTIONS!!! Two were his fault, and two were tipped balls.
I don’t see much of a future for Chad Ochocinco in New England. He messed up on one of the INTs and dropped a perfect pass that would have tied the game. Too bad, too, because I like him.
The offense’s turnovers and the defense’s inability to stop the Bills sealed their fate. For the first time since 2003, the Bills beat the Patriots, who committed turnovers and stupid penalties.
The defense got NO pressure on Ryan Fitzpatrick, the Bills’ QB. They couldn’t stop the run OR the pass. They are like the sieve defense of the last three years, and that means one-and-done in the playoffs, people. Yes, I know it’s Week 3, but a porous defense gets you nowhere in the NFL. We’ll see Tom putting up pretty numbers (and looking pretty), but you can’t win a Super Bowl with a great offense and leaky defense.
The next game is against the Raiders out in Oakland and then against the Jets at home. Every game is a battle, and the Patriots are losing in the trenches. Hopefully Tom will leave this stinker of a game behind and at least give us some fireworks this season.