Monday, November 15, 2010
Gronk Bounces Back, Pats Bring The Pain.
After a horrific afternoon last week in Cleveland, Rob Gronkowski came into Pittsburg and put on a show. Rob had 5 grabs for 72 yards and 3 TD’s. The Polish Hammer now leads the team in Touchdowns with 6, Welker and Moss have 3 each.
The Patriots successfully protected Tom Brady as the offense ran on all cylinders. Tom was sacked zero times as he put up his best game of the year throwing 30-43 with 350 yards, 3 passing TD’s, and a rushing TD. Ben-Jarvis Green Ellis also successfully ran late against this famed Steeler Defense, Law Firm posted 87 yards on 18 carries.
The Patriots Defense on the other hand were all over Big Ben with 5 sacks on the night, including 2 from Tully Banta-Cain. And if Ben Roethlisberger wasn’t such a house they could have had even more. Also, don’t be fooled by the stats for Pittsburg. The Steelers were throwing against a prevent defense from late 3rd Quarter on, The Patriots dominated this game in every way possible.
*Pat Chung would leave in the 4th Quarter but only after playing another huge game. Pat had 10 tackles, along with some huge hits leading to interceptions and fumbles. Chung’s knee seemed to be acting up throughout the game, but ultimately would keep fighting through it to help his team win.
*James Sanders score on a 32-yard interception return, pass was initially broken up by Chung.
*Wes Welker seemed to be almost back to normal with 8 catches for 89 yards.
*Deion Branch also seemed to be in Championship form with 7 receptions for 71 yards.