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Official Game 7 thread. Patriots vs. Rams

Posted: 10/21/2008 2:39 PM

Official Game 7 thread. Patriots vs. Rams 



                               NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (4-2) vs. ST. LOUIS RAMS (2-4)
                                                 Sunday, October 26, 2008 - 1:00 p.m.



This is the official game thread. All discussions regarding the game belong in this thread.

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Last edited 10/24/2008 3:38 PM by Morpheus11

Posted: 10/21/2008 2:57 PM

Re: Official Game 7 thread. Patriots vs. Rams 


The Rams are hot, but I like this matchup for the Pats.

The Rams struggle to throw the ball and the Pats run defense has played two really good games in a row. hopefully they can bottle up Jackson.

The Rams also cannot stop the run. If Morris is healthy than the Pats should try to control the game on the ground and allow Cassel only to have to make the plays necessary to keep them honest. The Pats should not have to rely on Cassel to win the game, only for him to not lose it with turnovers.

In the end it is again going to come down to whoever is the more physical team.

Posted: 10/22/2008 2:06 AM

Re: Official Game 7 thread. Patriots vs. Rams 


Hopefully the Denver game will give the the confidence in the run game to really go with it. Green-Ellis seemed to do pretty well, at least well enough to spell Faulk and Morris and Jordan. What's scary is we went from 4 solid RB's and now we're looking at maybe only having Faulk and a rookie against the Rams.

I'm worried about the secondary without Rodney. Communication is so key back there.

Posted: 10/22/2008 7:29 AM

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The Pats should be able to put up points.  Was Morris actually banged up, or was there just no reason to play him?

Wilson could never get the hang of 'quarterbacking' the secondary.  We have to hope Sanders or Meriweather are more capable. Actually that's why I think a vet like Lynch or Law makes much more sense in the Rodney role than would a Spann promotion.

Anyway as long as they take this seriously, I'd say 35-10 Pats.

Posted: 10/22/2008 1:20 PM

Re: Official Game 7 thread. Patriots vs. Rams 


Morris wasn't at practice today (at least not so far), but Jordan was.

Posted: 10/23/2008 1:13 PM

Re: Official Game 7 thread. Patriots vs. Rams 


It will be a lot closer than 35-10. The Rams have a better defense than Denver (although that is not sayig much). But they have two good victories in a row and are feeling good about themselves.

 

Still remembering the near INT Cassel threw in the red zone. Good thing NE had a challenge available.

Posted: 10/23/2008 6:37 PM

Re: Official Game 7 thread. Patriots vs. Rams 


Pat's 24 rams 10

the Super Freak has woken up I see another 2 TD game from Randy Moss!

Posted: 10/23/2008 8:21 PM

Re: Official Game 7 thread. Patriots vs. Rams 


Steven Jackson has a thigh bruise and has not practiced this week according to ESPN and seen at the FOX Sports webpage

HERE

Last edited 10/23/2008 8:25 PM by FLAPatsFan

Posted: 10/24/2008 7:19 AM

Re: Official Game 7 thread. Patriots vs. Rams 



FLAPatsFan wrote: Steven Jackson has a thigh bruise and has not practiced this week according to ESPN and seen at the FOX Sports webpage

HERE

Other sources are reporting the same. He is the Rams big go-to guy both run and pass. Absent his presence, they beat the 9 pt. spread??

Posted: 10/24/2008 5:37 PM

From Accuscore, ... 


Sunday October 26, 2008 PTS TO
St. Louis 15.7 1.5
New England 25.3 1.8
 ,   
Fantasy Spotlight: QB Comparison YDS TD INT
Marc Bulger 185.9 0.9 0.8
Matt Cassel 228.1 1.4 0.7

Posted: 10/24/2008 5:46 PM

RE: Official Game 7 thread. Patriots vs. Rams 


It looks like Steven Jackson will be a game time decision. This report says he practiced a little (individual drills plus some 11-on-11 but not a full speed):

www.stltoday.com/blogzone/arou...r-sundays-game/

Posted: 10/24/2008 11:41 PM

RE: Official Game 7 thread. Patriots vs. Rams 


The Pats have to win those one-on-one battles. If they are more physical than they will win the game. Simple as that.

Posted: 10/26/2008 11:53 AM

Re: Official Game 7 thread. Patriots vs. Rams 


Inactive players for the Patriots today:

WR Matthew Slater
CB Lewis Sanders
RB LaMont Jordan
RB Sammy Morris
LB Eric Alexander
RT Nick Kaczur
DL Jarvis Green
LB Shawn Crable


With Morris and Jordan both out this should be interesting. Green-Ellis looked promising, so maybe they try to surprise the Rams with a player they couldn't really scout. I just hope McD doesn't do what he usually does and decide to abandon the run.

Posted: 10/26/2008 11:57 AM

Re: Official Game 7 thread. Patriots vs. Rams 


Inactive players for the Rams today:

RB Steven Jackson
CB Tye Hill
S Todd Johnson
G Roy Schuening
T John Greco
WR Drew Bennett
DL Adam Carriker
QB Brock Berlin (third quarterback)


Jackson is out, so that kind of levels the playing field.
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Posted: 10/26/2008 12:55 PM

Re: Official Game 7 thread. Patriots vs. Rams 


Early game day prediction ... 24-21 Patriots.  This is going to be a nailbiter with each side having mad, crazy amounts of injuries.  The only reason the Patriots pull this game out is the injury of Steven Jackson.

With Morris, Maroney and Jordan out this could be a tough game ... a good one for Cassel to show his talents but we'll see.

Posted: 10/26/2008 2:33 PM

Re: Official Game 7 thread. Patriots vs. Rams 


Looks like they gave Cassel the green-light to run when he sees the chance - he's the leading rusher at the half. Were it not for that one big defensive breakdown we'd have this game under control.
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Posted: 10/26/2008 3:27 PM

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DancerAlphaPoncho wrote: have you guys started cheating yet? i just wanted to know bc im deciding on betting on the second half line....

wait....a pass to moss at the end of the half that should have run out the clock, but amazingly a second is left on....i guess the cheating begins now? any help would be great....

NO!! smack talk in this forum

take it to the AIR IT OUT forum
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Posted: 10/26/2008 3:30 PM

Re: Official Game 7 thread. Patriots vs. Rams 



dokgonzo wrote: Looks like they gave Cassel the green-light to run when he sees the chance - he's the leading rusher at the half. Were it not for that one big defensive breakdown we'd have this game under control.
Morph may want to rev up his McDaniels offensive criticism.

Not running on first down isa hurting the team

Last edited 10/26/2008 3:31 PM by PatriotsAdmin

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Posted: 10/26/2008 3:31 PM

Re: Official Game 7 thread. Patriots vs. Rams 


Nice Drop there Randy

Posted: 10/26/2008 3:35 PM

hey I'm sorry to post this but... 


Matt Cassell and Ellis Hobbs are truly the $hits!


Cassell is a third string QB at best in the NFL-good for maybe a game or two coming in for releif if someone get's hurt and nothing more.

Hobbs is most certainly not a shutdown corner-He's maybe the other corner opposite the shutdown or a second stringer. It's a shame because he just doesn't know how to use his speed.

The other guys that's a dissapointment is Jordan. He'd be perfect RB in a game like today but instead he's hobbled for the 4th week in a row.

Even with the injuries in the backfield today they should be up by two scores today.  Like I said earlier put this season in the can and hope they get a good draft-pick, sign a key FA (perhaps shawn merriman,) and pray everything is alright with Brady.
 
Just really frustrating to watch games like this

Posted: 10/26/2008 3:55 PM

Re: Official Game 7 thread. Patriots vs. Rams 


Faulk has quietly had a solid day in the absence of the patriots top three running backs.

Over 100 yards combined rushing and receiving with a touchdown to cap it all off.

13 runs for 60 yards
4 receptions for 47 yards and a touchdown

gameball worthy

Posted: 10/26/2008 4:16 PM

Re: hey I'm sorry to post this but... 


You mean games where they win. Yeah that is real frusterating. Spoiled by last year much?

Posted: 10/26/2008 4:40 PM

Re: hey I'm sorry to post this but... 


5-2

Posted: 10/26/2008 5:49 PM

Re: Official Game 7 thread. Patriots vs. Rams 


Not exactly "pretty" - but I'll take it. A win is a win after all, - the name of the game.
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Posted: 10/26/2008 6:47 PM

Re: Official Game 7 thread. Patriots vs. Rams 


 

9 lead changes in one game is a very even game.


Young MC is getting better each game.


Tedy was in on 11 tackles, very impressive.


Thank G-d for Kevin Faulk.  
In on 17 plays, he is almost carrying this team with his clutch play.

 

 

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Posted: 10/26/2008 6:52 PM

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patbobby wrote:


Matt Cassell and Ellis Hobbs are truly the $hits!


Cassell is a third string QB at best in the NFL-good for maybe a game or two coming in for releif if someone get's hurt and nothing more.

Hobbs is most certainly not a shutdown corner-He's maybe the other corner opposite the shutdown or a second stringer. It's a shame because he just doesn't know how to use his speed.

The other guys that's a dissapointment is Jordan. He'd be perfect RB in a game like today but instead he's hobbled for the 4th week in a row.

Even with the injuries in the backfield today they should be up by two scores today.  Like I said earlier put this season in the can and hope they get a good draft-pick, sign a key FA (perhaps shawn merriman,) and pray everything is alright with Brady.
 
Just really frustrating to watch games like this




First you compliment Young MC, then you trash him, way to go.
Way to show your true colors there.



Then you get angry at injured players.



What do you think you are watching ?
A video game or something ?




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Last edited 10/26/2008 6:53 PM by Patsie

Posted: 10/26/2008 6:53 PM

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Hey Patbobbie Im the first to agree on your initial assessment of Cassel but to his credit he does seem to coming along and hopfully he will be on his best game by the time we hopfully get into the playoffs,

As far as Hobbs goes.  Ya he gets burned sometimes and he may not be a shutdown corner yet,  but he plays hard and practices hard and seems to have a Pats type of outlook on playing football.  When I watch Hobbs I dont see a guy getting greedy and going after the interseption as much as I see a guy doing everything he can to disrupt the play, and hes rather consistant at that.

As far as Lamont Jordan,  What games were you watching?  Players get hurt and I dont believe Jordan is prone to injury.  The guy is a beast and he will be back on the field sooner than later.  He runs the ball with a kind of Dillion anger.

Nice win agains the Rams.  They played the Pats tough.

Posted: 10/26/2008 7:22 PM

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Did you actually get to see the game bobbie

Posted: 10/26/2008 9:25 PM

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That was the kind of game the Pats needed. They showed a lot of fight and they showed that they could put together a winning drive when needed.

Posted: 10/26/2008 9:39 PM

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Vabthang5 wrote: 5-2

and tied for 1st.....
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