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Five thoughts from Pats/Bengals

Posted by bdowd625 on September 12, 2010

With the return of the NFL season, we here at Ramble On proudly present our first “Five Thoughts” post of the year. So without further ado, here are five things that stood out from the Patriots’ win over the Bengals in their season opener on Sunday afternoon:

* As my man Kenny Powers would say, Brandon Tate is fast as fuck. It’s a good feeling to know you don’t need to put Tom Brady back on the field to start the second half when Tate ‘s returning kickoffs for 137-yard touchdowns. If Tate can stay healthy – and that’s a huge if – he’s going to be a big-time player for this team.

* Chad Ochocinco and Terrell Owens both disappeared into the locker room before the first half was even over? VH1 must have had a mandatory production meeting for their respective shows. Jordan Shipley, a stud rookie out of Texas, caught Carson Palmer’s 52-yard pass just short of the end zone as time expired, so who knows what TO or OchoDickhead would have done had they been on the field. Probably nothing.

* The New England defense looked stout in the early going. But as the game wore on, we were all witnesses to what everyone expected going into this season: more holes than swiss cheese, baby. It got a little hairy there in the third quarter, until Brady found one of his new tight ends, rookie Rob Gronkowski, for a key touchdown. They’re gonna need to score 35+ points each game to be successful this season, and, luckily, they got exactly that today.

* Car accident? What car accident? Brady looked pretty sharp today, using all of his receivers in torching the Cincy defense for 258 yards and three touchdowns. Now please go cut your hair, Tom. The Justin Bieber comparisons are really starting to piss me off.

* It was a rough day for Stephen Gostkowski. Granted, Bill Belichick opted to go to him from 55 yards out at one point, but the Pats can’t be leaving points on the field like that with a defense like theirs. Get your shit together, Stevey – you’re supposed to be one of the best kickers in the league.

It’s great to finally have football back, and don’t forget to keep visiting Ramble On for all your NFL needs.

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2 Responses to “Five thoughts from Pats/Bengals”

  1. Dave said

    While I do not think the D is as good as it looked in the first half, its not as bad as it looked in the 2nd. It’s easier to rack up 28 points and 400+ yards when you are playing from behind and the defense is not playing aggressive sets.

  2. […] New England 38, Cincinnati 24 Forget about what happened in the second half. The Patriots were dominant in this one, slapping the Bengals around from the opening whistle. They scored on offense, defense and special […]

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