NFL  > New England Patriots  > Loss is Just What They Needed
September 17, 2012, 07:25 PM
The Pats loss to the Cardinals was tough, especially because they played so poorly and miraculously almost won it at the end. Within a matter of seconds the Pats went from unthinkable comeback to stunning upset. Tack on that this was the first home opener lost in the stadium and this is one tough regular season loss.

After a good day of sulking I'm going with the silver lining here. The Pats are a veteran team that hates losing. If anyone is going to come back it is going to be the Pats. That is a good thing considering one of their toughest matchups will take place next week. This team is going to play with a chip on their shoulder for awhile which will most likely result in plenty of W's.

Finally with such a weak schedule this season this will hopefully be a wake up call for the Pats.
September 17, 2012  07:42 PM ET

Nice post! :)

September 17, 2012  07:46 PM ET

Maybe Arizona is tougher than they look this year and the pats retreads are getting old too!

September 17, 2012  08:04 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Maybe Arizona is tougher than they look this year and the pats retreads are getting old too!

they have actually gotten quite a bit younger, especially the defense.

September 17, 2012  08:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

they have actually gotten quite a bit younger, especially the defense.

well then WTF? LOL thanks for the correction.

September 17, 2012  08:11 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

well then WTF? LOL thanks for the correction.

WTF for sure. Look at the stats and you wonder how the game was even close. When you block punts that turn into a TD it helps a team lose much more often than not.

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September 17, 2012  10:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

this was definately a ~trap~ game,.......the pats ''over-looked'' arizona and thought ahead to next sunday-nite's [AFC-CH./Ravenz/part-2].....at baltimore = on NBC/Sunday-nite/game !.....*had to plug it*

I don't think so. Read this article.

http://tinyurl.com/97gddbk

September 18, 2012  11:53 AM ET

The young guys would be the ones to over look the Cardinals the most and many of them are on the defense. But once again the defense played very well. The offense is what sucked here and many of them are veterans that take every game seriously.

I think it was more of Hernandez going down early coupled with an already bad week of practice. Even though the coaches said they had backup plans I think it was a major mental loss for this team. While losing Hernandez will hurt I still think the offense will be very dynamic.

September 18, 2012  11:55 AM ET
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The young guys would be the ones to over look the Cardinals the most and many of them are on the defense. But once again the defense played very well. The offense is what sucked here and many of them are veterans that take every game seriously.I think it was more of Hernandez going down early coupled with an already bad week of practice. Even though the coaches said they had backup plans I think it was a major mental loss for this team. While losing Hernandez will hurt I still think the offense will be very dynamic.

Special teams really did them in. Blocked punt for a TD and of course the missed FG at the end.

September 18, 2012  02:14 PM ET

This loss is exactly what they needed. Heck, if they manage to get 14 more, imagine how good they will be.

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September 18, 2012  02:47 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

This loss is exactly what they needed. Heck, if they manage to get 14 more, imagine how good they will be.

That was funny.

September 18, 2012  05:48 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

This loss is exactly what they needed. Heck, if they manage to get 14 more, imagine how good they will be.

It is way too early in the season to get concerned over this defeat. The Patriots have too much talent to take a nosedive.

September 19, 2012  06:37 PM ET

I don't mind a loss in a well played game to a good team. Playing so poorly against a team with such a limited offense (But admittedly a good defense) either tells me that I way overrated my team or, hopefully, wakes up the team to not read thier press clippings and encourages thier coaches not to let salary disputes hurt the team on the field.

September 19, 2012  06:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

This loss is exactly what they needed. Heck, if they manage to get 14 more, imagine how good they will be.

Welp,
Green Bay comes too mind on that! 15 & 1 !

It's normal too,every team ,too get get's thier asseskicked sooner or later.

This was the latter.

September 19, 2012  11:00 PM ET

You always got a feeling Billy boy was going to a Tight End offense, but he's all in now. The signing of Branch is nothing more than filling a roster spot. It will be interesting to Winslow Jr will finally have a season worth talking about.

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September 20, 2012  07:13 AM ET
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pats @ balt. should be a ''smash-mouth'' game !

as long as Brady doesn't get smashed!

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September 20, 2012  11:19 AM ET
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pats @ balt. should be a ''smash-mouth'' game !

Well, the Ravens are physical.

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