The Patriots Must Eliminate Mistakes To Compete with Saints

Posted: 24th November 2009 by Mike Gleason in NFL
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Next week, the Patriots have their last shot to prove they can win against the league's elite. They will face the Saints, quite possibly the best team in the league and one of two unbeaten teams left (and they've appeared a lot more dominant than the Colts, who have struggled to win their last few games). Though the score of last Sunday's game (a 31-14 victory over the Jets) would appear to indicate the Pats are firing on all cylinders, the numbers belie the facts: That this team has struggled mightily to close games out. One need look no further than that game to see why. The Patriots began the game running the ball and making short, efficient throws to counteract the Jets' blitz. This proved an effective strategy, and were able to pile up a 24-0 score with four minutes left in the first ...

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