Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Cover32.com: Patriots offense explodes against Steelers

The New England Patriots faced off against a desperate Pittsburgh Steelers team who came to Foxboro, MA with a 2-5 record and a chip on their collective shoulder after losing to Oakland the previous week. The Patriots–coming off a four game stretch of disappointing losses to Cincinnati and the New York Jets with two comeback wins that easily could have been losses to Miami and New Orleans–needed a decisive victory heading into their bye week.
The Patriots jumped out to a 24-10 lead at halftime with a throwback performance by quarterback Tom Brady and tight end Rob Gronkowski. Showing what their offense can do when the key pieces are healthy, Brady put up 252 yards and threw touchdown passes to Gronkowski and wide receiver Danny Amendola. In fact, the duo accounted for all but 42 yards through the air in the first two quarters.
Meanwhile, the defense was hardly shutting down the Steelers, but they did get the Steelers off the field on third down repeatedly in the first half as Pittsburgh converted only one of six third downs through the first two quarters. The positive signs on defense for New England included sacks from defensive ends Chandler Jones and Rob Ninkovich (including a forced fumble) and an interception by safety Devin McCourty.
The excitement was ramped up in the third and fourth quarters as the Patriots let the Steelers come back and tie the game in the third quarter before a wild fourth quarter where the Patriots scored four touchdowns and turned a close game into a laugher....CLICK HERE FOR MUCH MORE: http://cover32.com/patriots/2013/11/05/new-england-patriots-offense-explodes-against-steelers/


by Hal Bent

The Cleveland Browns have been one of the biggest success stories of the NFL this 2013 season.  Expected to be fighting for the top draft pick in the 2014 NFL Draft after starting 0-2 and trading away former #3 overall pick running back Trent Richardson, the Browns ripped off three straight wins behind quarterback Brian Hoyer.  When Hoyer tore his ACL against the Buffalo Bills in the Browns nationally televised Thursday night victory over the Buffalo Bills, the team was expected to go back to their losing ways.
With quarterback Brandon Weeden back behind center, the wheels came off the offense and the defense seemed to regress in turn.  Losses to NFC Central powerhouses Detroit and Green Bay had fair-weather Browns fans thinking about the 2014 NFL Draft again.  However, with the Browns going into Arrowhead Stadium to face the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs last week, a change at quarterback revitalized the Browns.  The offense and defense stepped up and nearly pulled off a huge upset.
This past Sunday afternoon, with AFC North division rival and defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens in town, the Browns rode the strong arm and veteran smarts of quarterback Jason Campbell to big divisional win and positioned themselves to remain in the Wild Card race as they entered their bye week...CLICK HERE FOR MORE: http://firststopfantasy.com/nfl-teams/cleveland-browns/cleveland-browns-game-review-big-win-by-beating-baltimore/

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