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I started getting a little nervous towards the end of the 4th quarter, if not for a fumble by the Bronco, this game could have turned out different. It seemed to me that the Pats may have thought the game was in the bag, but I never say its over with Manning on the field.

 

We got the win and that's the important part and I think we played very well for most of the game.  We really haven't had a good running game for a long time and now I thik we have a decent game of running and passing. The Pats have rushed for over 200 yds in consecutive games for the first time since 1978.

McGhee (Denver) rushed for only 51 yards on 14 carries. The Pats rushed for 251 yds with Ridley having 151 on 28 carries. Welker added 104 yards receiving on 13 receptions.

The Pats also set a franchise records with 35 lst downs.

Good work, Go Pats!!!!

October 7, 2012  11:41 PM ET

I just read one of the articles by Nick Underwood about Belichick's post-game comments. The man was pleased with the way the defense played. Haven't read that in like forever. lol

The game of football has historically been the ground game, then we've had the air-it-out era and now it looks like football is returning to it's roots but not forgetting the passing game.

Exciting time to be a football fan.

On to Seattle!

October 8, 2012  11:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I just read one of the articles by Nick Underwood about Belichick's post-game comments. The man was pleased with the way the defense played. Haven't read that in like forever. lolThe game of football has historically been the ground game, then we've had the air-it-out era and now it looks like football is returning to it's roots but not forgetting the passing game. Exciting time to be a football fan.On to Seattle!

A good win for the Pats. The offense has become more balanced lately and the next opponent, the Seahawks defense, will be a true test. Go Patriots!

October 8, 2012  08:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I just read one of the articles by Nick Underwood about Belichick's post-game comments. The man was pleased with the way the defense played. Haven't read that in like forever. lolThe game of football has historically been the ground game, then we've had the air-it-out era and now it looks like football is returning to it's roots but not forgetting the passing game. Exciting time to be a football fan.On to Seattle!

The defense certainly played better then I expected, I think we each passing week they will get better.

October 8, 2012  08:51 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

A good win for the Pats. The offense has become more balanced lately and the next opponent, the Seahawks defense, will be a true test. Go Patriots!

I like the balanced offense, it been so long since we had a true running game and they should not take Seattle lightly, that's when you make mistakes that can cost you the game...

October 10, 2012  05:59 PM ET

KEVIN FAULK RETIRES AFTER 13 YEARS WITH PATS


The Associated Press By The Associated Press
on October 09, 2012 at 7:29 PM, updated October 09, 2012 at 8:14 PM

FOXBOROUGH ??? It was tough for Kevin Faulk to leave football. Any hopes he had of staying, though, faded when the New England Patriots??? running game made major strides.

The team???s career leader in all-purpose yards made it official Tuesday after two injury-plagued seasons. He formally announced his retirement after 13 memorable years in a ceremony at the team???s Hall of Fame attended by owner Robert Kraft, coach Bill Belichick and several teammates.

???I never thought I???d be saying I???m retiring from football,??? Faulk said, ???and I never thought I???d have three of these.???

That???s when he took out the Super Bowl championship rings he won with the only team he played for since the Patriots drafted him in 1999 in the second round out of LSU.

He played only two games in 2010 before suffering a season-ending knee injury. He began last season on the physically-unable-to-perform-list, then was activated and played seven games. But he was inactive for the 21-17 Super Bowl loss to the New York Giants.

And this season, the Patriots??? revived running game has gained the third-most yards in the NFL, led by Stevan Ridley???s 490. Faulk exceeded that total in just three of his seasons. Backups Brandon Bolden and Danny Woodhead also have been productive.

Primarily a third-down back on offense, Faulk made his mark on return teams and in clutch situations for New England. His 12,349 all-purpose yards, 5,041 return yards and 4,098 kick-return yards are team records. He also rushed for 3,607 yards and 16 touchdowns and caught 431 passes for 3,701 yards and 15 touchdowns.

October 10, 2012  06:00 PM ET

???No matter what he was asked to do, nobody did it better than Kevin,??? Belichick said. ???He always put the team first, he always worked hard. Nobody contributed more to the team winning than Kevin.???

Faulk was, Belichick concluded, ???the ultimate team player.???

Kraft concurred.

???Kevin Faulk helped define the way an entire generation of Patriots fans have come to view and appreciate our brand of football,??? he said in a statement. ???He worked so hard to get better every year. He was always one of the first to arrive in the building and among the last to leave.

???His work ethic, enthusiasm for the game and clutch performances, especially on third down, earned him the respect of his coaches, teammates and fans alike. He retires a Patriot whose career will always be celebrated for helping deliver three Super Bowl championships to New England.???

Patriots wide receiver Deion Branch, linebacker Jerod Mayo and cornerback Devin McCourty attended the ceremony.
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Thanks for the memories Kevin. God Bless.

 
October 26, 2012  05:04 PM ET

Just read a report that said Wes Welker is selling his penthouse condo on Commonwealth Ave. in Boston but doesn't appear to be house-hunting. The speculation is that he knows he'll be playing elsewhere next year. Are the Pats at the beginning of a downward spiral?

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