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the weekly macdown

The Weekly Macdown

WEEK THREE VS. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS L 28-13

well kids,

i was too busy to remind you to think your happy patriots thoughts after our win over the jets last week, and apparently you forgot, because our patriots got walloped by the saints. i'm not that mad about it, but let's try to do better next week.

it was inevitable that macjones would have some growing pains during his first season in the nfl, and hopefully he got some of it out of his system. our rookie quarterback went 30 of 51 for 270 yards and one touchdown - along with three interceptions that pretty much sealed our doom. it wasn't fun, but it's not like experienced quarterbacks have never had three-interception games, so i'm not super worried about it. hang in there, macjones. we still love you.

this was one of those miserable, ugly games that seemed to slog on forever, with the only real spark of life coming in the fourth quarter when kendrick bourne pulled down a macjones pass and tiptoed along the sidelines long enough to extend the ball into the endzone and score our lone touchdown. along with his career high 96 receiving yards, it was memorable and exciting enough to earn this week's macdown, though that's probably overshadowed by this being his very first patriots touchdown. welcome to the team, kendrick - we like your style!

we play the buccaneers at home next week, and i have nothing to say about it. i might not have anything to say about it afterward, either, but think lots of extra happy patriots thoughts - and by patriots, i mean PATRIOTS, not people-who-used-to-be-patriots-but-are-now-dead-to-us. we're definitely going to need them.

have a great week, and go pats!

love dav

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