NEPD Staff Writer: Doug Kyed
Wow, talk about one of the all time greats. The Patriots are going to Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis.
The Pats might not have played their best game, but in the end, they got it done in the style they have all year: bend, but don’t break.
The team that never seems to be able to block kicks, and never seems to get the benefit of missed kicks finally did it.
Here are some very quick hit thoughts on the game:
-Wilfork had an incredible game.
-Sterling Moore struggled until that last drive, but damn was he key there.
-The Patriots proved once again, they can win without a stellar Tom Brady game. That being said, Brady is the guy who led them on the go ahead drive.
-Edelman seemed to be getting burned a little bit, but he was going up against Anquan Boldin, so you can forgive him a little bit.
-We’re all on Gronk watch now. He and Hernandez had great games as usual.
-Ed Reed wasn’t a huge factor, but the other safety Bernard Pollard sure was.
-The Pats only allowed one sack to Kruger and three QB hits. They did a really nice job against the Ravens pass rush.
-On the other side of the field, The Pats had three sacks and seven QB hits. Not bad.
-The Patriots didn’t win the turnover battle. They almost did the impossible by winning the game.
-They did however win the penalty battle, which was huge.
Tomorrow I’ll be going to the senior bowl, so James will be handling the Keys tomorrow.