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Pats win 20-10

Tom Brady had a tough time passing all afternoon, but the Pats got the job done. (Courtesy of NFL.com)
Tom Brady had a tough time passing all afternoon, but the Pats got the job done. (Courtesy of NFL.com)

Anyone else feel that after all the hype that this game was extremely uninteresting? The Patriots (14-0) took care of business in awful conditions and ran the ball effectively in the 20-10 win over the Jets (3-11)

The Patriots defense played very well until late in the fourth and kept any Jets threat in check. Kellen Clemons was knocked out of the game early and Brad Smith was ineffective. Chad Pennington had one magnificent drive in the fourth which kept the game close, but it never seemed like the Jets were close to pulling the upset.

As far as the Spygate motivation, I personally didn’t see any evidence of “special” aggression or motivation. The passing offense sputtered throughout the whole game, Brady threw for only 140 with no TDs and one INT. Maroney did run for more than 100 yards for the first time this year and overall the Pats controlled the line of scrimmage.

The elements definitely played a role in the passing game, yet overall it was pretty drab in my mind. Though it was nice to see a big Belichick smile after the game and a fist pump to the crowd.

Your thoughts?

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6 comments for “Pats win 20-10”

  1. [...] Pats win 20-10 [...]

    Posted by Pats Improve to 14-0 | Sports of Boston | December 16, 2007, 8:22 pm
  2. Not the typical game but it didn’t matter to the Patriots. Good job by Maroney for taking advantage of his opportunity.

    Posted by Dan | December 16, 2007, 10:57 pm
  3. I’m pretty happy with the 10 point win, all things considered. The defense only gave up 3 points. The running game actually got going. Nice to prove the Pats can win in bad weather.

    -Sean
    http://bostonsportsrants.blogspot.com

    Posted by Seanmc | December 17, 2007, 1:40 am
  4. What will it take to beat the Pats. Couldn’t lose in bad weather…or to anyone else. Can anyone beat this team?

    Posted by KC | December 17, 2007, 5:40 am
  5. Brett Favre and Chuck Norris can…runs for cover!

    Posted by Dave | December 17, 2007, 1:30 pm
  6. [...] So Tom Brady was ineffective in this game. He didn’t need to be. For once the Patriots decided to run the ball, which they did effectively against the Jets on Sunday. This was the first game of the season that Brady didn’t throw a touchdown but they were still able to pull a 20-10 victory of the Jets. [...]

    Posted by NFL Week 15 Wrap: Patriots go to 14-0, Dolphins WIN A GAME?!?! | SportFiends.com | December 17, 2007, 1:37 pm

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