after losing at home to tampa bay in the biggest moral victory that ever happened (and secured us the one-seed in the moral victory playoffs), it seemed like our patriots were ready to drop two losses in a row against the texans. then, without warning, our defense awakened and macjones sprang into action, mounting a fourth quarter comeback that i'm officially declaring the start of a legend-in-the-making!!! or least a real victory, which beats a moral victory every time.
macjones has been playing his little heart out, and this week he went 23 of 30 for 231 yards and a touchdown - along with one interception. if only the rest of our rookies looked this good! it's a promising start, and while i'm not going to get all dramatic about it, macjones is definitely a legend-in-the-making!!! or at least a pretty impressive rookie so far.
nick folk almost earned this week's macdown after nailing four field goals - including the game winner with 17 seconds to spare, but his missed extra point was partly the reason we needed that last-second field goal to begin with, so he only gets honorable mention. instead, this week's award is going to matt judon. not only did this patriot newbie sack the texans' quarterback twice, but he also sacked the bucs' quarterback last week, for which i would like to buy him a beer! in fact, this is his fourth consecutive game with a sack, which is good enough to earn my made up award. welcome to the patriots, matt - sack it to 'em!
we play the cowboys on sunday, and to be honest, i have absolutely no idea if they're good or not this year. think your happy patriots thoughts that no matter how good they are, we're better - 'cause i think it's safe to say there are no moral victories to be had when it comes to texas...
have a great week, and go pats!