Go Pats

Funny how much a bye week will throw you off. Suddenly, it is Friday afternoon and I wake up from the fog of a busy week to realize that the Patriots have a 1pm game on Sunday against Buffalo. Ohmygawd, ohmygawd, ohmygawd.

Can the Pats special teams keep the Bills dangerous returners out of the end-zone?
Can anyone keep Schobel & Kelsay off of Tom Brady?
Are Jabbar Gaffney and Chad Jackson ready to contribute in the passing game yet?
Is Corey Dillon healthy?
Should the Patriots bring in Mike Vrabel on offense and split-out Heath Evans to go with the first 5 tight end set?
Will Patrick Pass be taken off the PUP list?
Will he have a job when he is healthy?
Is Tom Brady in tune with Doug Gabriel and Reche Caldwell?

I think the O-line is up to the task.
I am excited to find out.
Not this week.
I am not sure.
Very likely so.

See, I have all the answers.

Seriously, the Bills are the type of team the Patriots should beat-up on. If they can get a lead and create some turnovers early, the Bills are likely to implode and give the Patriots the type of blow-out win seldom seen in these parts. On the other hand, if the Bills can run the ball effectively and Losman can hook-up deep with Lee Evans, the game could be a lot closer and not the blow-out everyone is assuming will take place. Dick Jauron is an excellent close. Remember, week one was a close game.

I take heart with the fact that as I sit on the train home on a rainy Friday afternoon, the graffiti on the seat ahead of me reads: Go Pats. That has got to be good karma.

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