October 1, 2016

Game Day Rear View, Edition 05, Volume 03

August 27, 2005
Packers vs. Patriots
At Lambeau Field, Patriots WIN, 27-3
By Scott A. Benson
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So much for all the fretting.

The Patriots 27-3 thrashing of the Packers on Friday night in Green Bay was a note-perfect coda to a week full of weak knees and short memories in New England.

The Patriots defense

Game Day Rear View, Edition 05, Volume 02

August 18, 2005
Saints vs. Patriots
At Gillette Stadium, Patriots LOSE, 37-27
By Scott A. Benson
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I don’t know about you, but I had a hell of a good time watching the Patriots and the New Orleans Saints last night at Gillette Stadium.

Well, for most of the night anyway.

The Patriots got the better of a rollicking, back and forth first half – played predominantly by starters on both teams – before their relief corps threw up 30 putrid minutes that led to a 37-27 New Orleans win.

The Saints rallied for 21 straight second-half points, including a late touchdown drive that was followed quickly by a defensive score (off a Matt Cassel fumble), for the rare victory by a Gillette visitor.

In the first half, the Pats offense continued to look relatively sharp, with a (mostly) well-executed passing game and strong running despite the absence of Corey Dillon.

On the other hand, New England

Game Day Rear View, Pre-Season Edition 05, Volume 01

August 13, 2005
Bengals vs. Patriots
At Paul Brown Stadium, Patriots WIN, 23-13
By Scott A. Benson
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Well, I