NFL Week 11 Recap

NFL Week 11 Good and Bad: The Patriots Score 59 but Lose Gronkowski to a Broken Forearm

11/19/12 in NFL   |   GeorgeMon   |   159 respect

Nov 18, 2012; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) passes the ball to wide receiver Julian Edelman (11) against the Indianapolis Colts during the second quarter at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots defeated the Indianapolis Colts 59-24. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-US PRESSWIRE
Tom Brady and the Patriots scored 59 points in a blow-out victory over the Colts on Sunday.


The Good:
 
The 59 Points put up by the Pats—The Patriots put up 59 points so easily and so efficiently, that you had to wonder if they were sending a message to the young and full of potential Indianapolis Colts. Brady threw for 333 yards and three touchdowns, while the defense had two pick-sixes against Andrew Luck. Maybe no one told New England that this matchup isn’t really a rivalry anymore, now that Peyton Manning moved to Denver.
 
Tampa Bay’s fourth quarter comeback—The Bucs are starting to look scary. The team was down 21-10 late in the fourth quarter against the Carolina Panthers and managed to send the game into overtime and get the win. Greg Schiano has his team clicking on all levels, as they have won four straight and five of their last six.
 
RGIII’s perfect passer rating—Robert Griffin had a perfect passer rating of 158.3 against the Philadelphia Eagles, as he completed 14 of 15 passes, threw for four touchdowns and ran for another 84 yards—the kid was electrifying in a 31-6 blow-out victory.

Nov 18, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) drops back to pass against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Josh D. Weiss-US PRESSWIRE
Matt Ryan threw five interceptions during Sunday's victory over Arizona.
 
 
 
The Bad:
 

Matt Ryan’s Five Interceptions—A week after their first loss of the season, Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan singled handedly tried to give the team its second loss. Fortunately, for them, Arizona was unable to take advantage of Ryan’s five turnovers. The Atlanta quarterback also became the first QB to throw five interceptions and no touchdowns in a win since Bart Starr in 1967.
 
Gronk’s broken forearm—New England’s Frankenstein of a tight-end, Rob Gronkowski, broke his forearm during Sunday’s blow-out of the Indianapolis Colts. There have already been reports that he could be out for at least a month, maybe more. Replacing Gronkowski’s unique set of skills will almost be impossible, but the Patriots have the talent and personnel to keep the ship a float until his return—they may just have to rely on Wes Welker a little more.
 
The Eagles losing streak—Philadelphia didn’t even bother to show up to their divisional matchup against RGIII and the Redskins. The team could only manage to score six points on two field goals and are currently in the middle of a six-game losing streak that will probably cost both Andy Reid and Michael Vick their jobs at the end of the season.
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