The Aftermath: Patriots vs Vikings

Brett Favre Injury

A picture is worth a thousand words.

On a Halloween night that featured many fans decked out in costumes, Brett Favre left the field with an all too real bloody face in the Patriots 28-18 victory.

Favre was knocked out of the game on a goal line hit by Myron Pryor. Although Tarvaris Jackson did throw a touchdown on his first pass, he couldn’t do enough to come out with a victory.

The Patriots move to 6-1 after the victory, and can claim 1st place in the AFC East all by their lonesome. The Cleveland Browns are next on the schedule.

Gameballs

Running Backs
Ben-Jarvus Green-Ellis and Danny Woodhead were instrumental in salting away a 1st-half lead. Green-Ellis finished with 117 yards and 2 TD’s on only 17 carries, while Woodhead was continually a nuisance in the running and passing game. Woodhead’s third-down pickup to keep the last Patriots TD drive going was a thing of beauty.

Offensive Line & Alge Crumpler
The running-backs couldn’t do it by themselves. Alge, Matt Light, and the rest of the crew were great in the 2nd half, holding Jason Allen and the Vikings without a sack for the 3rd straight game.

Devin McCourty
Fantastic day for the rookie. Broke up two passes and intercepted another. Teams are going to start looking elsewhere.

Honorable Mentions
Defensive Line, Jerod Mayo, Brandon Tate

Goats

No goats here!
Even our favorite whipping boy, Jake Ingram, had a great night. We won’t throw anyone under the bus today. Good win for the Patriots.

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2 Responses to “The Aftermath: Patriots vs Vikings”

  1. John says:

    I can’t believe the Patriots are 6-1. I know they’re a good team but I didn’t expect them to be a legitimate contender for the super bowl this year. I thought McCourty played his best game of the year against the Vikings and he’s proving everyone wrong when the pats took him with their first pick. If the Patriots keep on improving each week, they should win their division and make the playoffs. I know I’m getting way ahead of myself but I’m guessing they’ll have to face teams like Baltimore, Pittsburgh. and probably the New York Giants in a rematch for the Super Bowl if they make it. The time of possession statistic bothers me a lot because the pats defense is giving up too many total yards and it could eventually catch up with them against playoff caliper teams.

  2. Ryan says:

    I needed ONE win that was going to convince me that the Defense is coming along way, and the RB situation has improved. Last week versus SD I was not all that satisfied in the outcome, this week I saw a few things that make me take a step back and look at this team.
    OFFENSE: Our RB’s are JUST fine, I wouldn’t mind haveing another in the draft but BJV is getting better with each game. Bill B should be charged with THEFT for the fact Danny Woodhead is here. He is so good, and makes everything so interesting. O-Line looked better. Couple dropped passes but we had DEEP ball caught. Looks like everything is coming together.

    DEFENSE: To me when I watch the Pats, I look to see who is playing because its interesting their personal groups. Pryor, and Brace both in there having good games. Ninkovich in there having a good game. FLETCHER another steal, having a good game. This D is YOUNG, but its getting better each week.

    SPECIAL TEAMS: Not a good week in my opnion, a punt that should have been left alone, terrible KR protection and an OB kick. But that happens with the wind and etc.

    Lets home this team stay hungry and keeps playing hard.

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