Well, if there was any doubt of this before last night’s narrow 27-24 victory, there shouldn’t be any more. After converting only a few of their third down attempts all game, the Pats were forced to try and convert a couple of fourth downs during the waning seconds of the game against the Baltimore Ravens to eek out come-from-behind victory . . . and they did. One of them, when the Lord Almighty clearly had enough of the Pats struggle and had Baltimore’s head coach, Brian Billick, call a time out a split second before the Ravens’ defense tackled Tom Brady for a fourth down loss of yardage and a change of possession. In the ensuing seconds, the Pats got a first down, made another fourth down conversion (the second one), scored a touchdown and got the benefit of Baltimore racking up a total of 35 penalty yards. Somebody’s been going to church.
The Ravens came to play and play they did. Their defensive backs seemed to be able to double-team each of the Pats receivers and the tight end. This would be impressive in itself since the Pats have almost as many receivers as they have players. What made it more impressive, is that they were also able to pressure Brady at the line. Baltimore’s offense looked good too with Willis McGahee running all over the Pats defense and executing many excellent third down passing conversions.
So the Lord’s team is now 12-0 having squeaked by two teams that they should have beaten by bigger margins (the other one was the Eagles last week). I’m not sure why the Pats last two games look so different from their previous 10. Did someone post the secret sauce recipe on the Internet?
I learned last night that Rosevelt Colvin was put on the IR and is out for the rest of the season. This could be a big problem for the Pats moving forward since at 30 years old, he is the youngest linebacker they have. Anyone know what happened to him? Information seems hard to come by.