WEEK ONE @ BUFFALO BILLS W 23-21
hey kids- hurray for football!! hurray for winning! and hurray for a brand new season of the tommy of the week! our patriots opened with their 10th consecutive week one victory, and even this ugly win was just sooooo prettttty to watch.
our fearless quarterback led the pretty parade on sunday, and while his stats weren’t particularly spectacular, he was perfect when it mattered. down by one, he went six for six during the final drive of the game to set up stephen gostkowski for the game winning field goal – and the first W of the season. with so many new faces on the field this year, it’s nice to see this old familiar one leading the charge. lookin’ good, tommy!
speaking of looking good, there were several fantastic performances on sunday – from new and old players alike. julian edelman turned into tommy’s go-to guy, catching two touchdown passes, and shane vereen kept us balanced with an amazing 101 yards on the ground. even our defense came up big with two fumble recoveries and an interception, but at the end of the day, the tommy of the week is going to the new guy. i hear there was lots of hand-wringing after we waved bye-bye to butterfingers (though after a season and a summer of douchery, i was pretty happy to see wes go), but watching danny amendola pull down 10 receptions for 104 yards in game one quickly put any fears to rest. i’m not sure my broken heart will ever recover from the devastation of the aaron hernandez situation, but don’t be surprised if you hear a lot of "run, danny, run" coming from this direction. here he is, looking a lot like the player formerly known as wes – back in the days when he used to try.
we have a quick turnaround this week and play the jets on thursday night. i wish our team had a little more experience playing together for this match-up, but i have faith that our patriots hate losing to the jets just as much as i do. think your happy patriots thoughts in full force for the next two days, and i’ll see you back here over the weekend. HURRAY FOOTBALL!
have a great week- and GO PATS!