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Old 01-05-2013   #5
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Default Re: Too many penalties and Fgs

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Originally Posted by 4x4tx View Post
If we can stop making critical penalties and dumb penalties (manning offsides, automatic hold on what seems like every kickoff or punt) plus convert the fgs into tds I like our chances. D played much better but we probably need to score in the 30s to beat NE.
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Originally Posted by ziggy29 View Post
Yes, those were the two glaring deficiencies in this game -- penalties and red zone execution. Those made a lopsided statistical victory way too close on the scoreboard. There's no way you can do that against teams like the Pats or the Broncos and expect to win, let alone on the road. As it turns out, we barely survived it at home against the Bengals.
Agree with you both. Those areas HAVE to improve. And I'd like the defense to start playing the 1st guy hold 'em, next guy strip the ball game more often.

We make N.E. turn the ball over and keep the running game going - to keep Brady on the sideline - we have a decent shot.
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