Sunday, September 25, 2005

Today is going to be a good day!

With the Red Sox tied up with the NY Yankees, it's going to be a great sports day in New England.

But what I want to talk about today is the Pats. The Patriots streak was killed in Pittsburgh last year, so I'm looking forward to the Pats stopping the Steelers streak of 16 regular season wins in a row (which incidently explains why Big Ben is 15-0 in the regular season).

I expect the Steelers will be coming in early and often just as Carolina did last week. The Pats will probably come back with lots of play action passes. Hopefully, they'll teach the Steelers to respect the run early enough to make a difference this week. Expect Dillon to put up more yards this week, but as Bill Belichick says, "We go with what's working. If the run's working, we'll run."

The defensive secondary is already looking beat up "There are five defensive backs listed as questionable, including cornerbacks Tyrone Poole (ankle), Randall Gay (ankle) and Chad Scott (shoulder)."

But having said that, this game is going to be about big defensive plays and turnovers. Both teams have good records, defensively, so far. So I expect that whoever wins on defense is going to win.

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