In response to PhatVirgin's comment:
Altho there is obviously room for improvement - I thought it was one of the better all around games that the Patriots played all season (especially since the offense laid a huge egg last week).
Hooman had a solid game. Everyone sort of ignores him because he's here for his blocking, but he had 4 receptions for about 55 yards. Yeah, we still need Gronk back - but, IMO, Hooman has taken advantage of his time on the field.
Ridley had a pretty good game, almost 100 yards, and ZERO fumbles - wooot!
Apart from the 35 yard TD pass by Brees to stills with 8:30 left in the game - I thought the defense held up pretty well against a good offense - especially with no Wilfork and Talib leaving the game with his hip injury. The defense made two consecutive 3-and-outs at the end of the game to give Brady and the offense the opporunity to win the game.
Collie coming in cold, making a couple of catches, and having the witheral to run the ball back to the referee with time running out and no time outs left.
So, let's leave Brady out.....who gets game ball?
On offense you are correct with Hoo-Man...set the tone early and the Saints had to cover him after that.
Talib on the D early...those of you who correctly predicted that Talib on Graham was the way to go please step to the head of the lunch line today.