WEEK FOUR @ BUFFALO BILLS W 52-28
the patriots won! we beat the bills yesterday, and i’m not gonna lie: waking up with a win made it a lot easier to face monday this morning.
our fearless quarterback was fired up from the get-go, but it took the rest of the team a little while to catch up. our first half was plagued with butterfingers, botched routes, and a general malaise that was hard to watch. luckily, the boys came back like gangbusters in the second half, and tommy wound up with 340 yards and four touchdowns – including one for which he rushed while i objected loudly. in fact, here he is, looking like he knew everything was firmly in hand all along.
wes welker continued his campaign to get back into my good graces, or to, you know, clinch a new contract or whatever, but it doesn’t seem right to give rob gronkowski his own (shared) feature and then never actually feature him. since both wes and rob infuriated/impressed me in equal measure yesterday, i decided to split the difference and show you both. say what you will about our patriots – we certainly never lack in the eye candy department.
there were so many incredible performances on sunday, this week’s tommy was a tough call. this was only the second game in nfl history to feature two 100-yard rushers, two 100-yard receivers, and a quarterback with more than 300 passing yards. still, when you’re struggling to find your footing, there’s always that one play that turns things around – and i think vince wilfork made it. just before the half, the bills were on the goal line about to score. vince hopped into the fray, forced a fumbled, and came through the pile with the recovery in his arms – sending us into the locker room down 7 instead of 14 and showin the boys how it’s done. every once in a while, we see that one patriot with so much heart, he tries to carry the whole team to victory on his back. lucky, vince has a large enough back to do it! EAT EM VINCE!
we’ve got a big one on sunday, kids. denver always gives us a run for our money – but now they’re helmed by our old arch-nemesis, peyton manning. i always hate losing, but i reallyreallyreally hate losing to peyton manning, or any of the mannings, for that matter. start practicing your happy patriots thoughts now, and hopefully i’ll be this chipper come next monday, too.
have a great week, and go pats!