Yesterday was my son's birthday and back in June I bought tickets to the game for the two of us. When you are at the game you can see the whole field and get a different perspective of what is going on.
First, let me preface this by saying that Brady is a great QB and a maybe even the very best ever. However, yesterday, he just plain stunk it up. On one series he twice threw into very tight coverage on the right sideline -- incomplete -- when Welker didn't have a defender within fifteen yeards of him. On that second one it would have been a walk-in touchdown for Welker. Instead, we settled for a field goal. He also undertrhrew a number of passes and overthrew quite a few (one to Welker for what would have been a long gain). There was none of that surgical, precision passing that we have gotten so used to. I lay the blame for this being as close as it was squarely on his shoulders.
The defense needs to wake up before a full quarter of the game is gone. That first Jacksonville march down the field was ridiculous. It looked like Brady, not Henne, was their QB picking apart our defense with surgical precision. Thankfully they woke up and gave up little (except one long running play) the rest of the game.
We can also thank that wide receiver on the right side of the Jacksonville line for his false start when they had second and goal from the one foot line.
I guess I shouldn't complain. It became a rather exciting game rather than the 51-13 that I predicted before the game. However, I don't really want to go down to the last five seconds to know that we have won the game. We can't afford to play like that against quality opponents if we want to go all the way. For that matter, we better straighten the ship or we will lose to Miami -- a much better team than Jacksonville.
Just my observations from nose bleed territory on the 50-yard line.