FINAL: Patriots 23 Buccaneers 3
Well, it appears the Bucs bent over and took it (if you don’t know what Im talking about, see my keys to the game).
But seriously, it doesn’t matter if you play real teams or a bunch of stiffs, 3-0 is 3-0. Thankfully the schedule called for the Patriots to play three teams that are borderline NFL teams right out of the gate. And Im fine with that.
Im not taking anything away from the Patriots defense, but the Buccaneers are a friggin joke. My official prediction for this game was 21-0 and they exceeded my expectations, scoring three points. That being said, the Patriots haven’t allowed a touchdown in five quarters of football and that is damn impressive. For the season, they have only allowed three touchdowns total. It doesn’t matter the opponent, they deserve to have their balls washed.
Bucs running back Doug Martin ran for 144 yards last week. The Patriots held him to just 88 yards on Sunday. And Aqib Talib was pissa, covering Vincent Jackson for most of the game and holding him to three catches and only 34 yards. He also had an interception. He now has three on the season in three games.
So much for that shithead Darrelle Revis. “Revis Island” has zero interceptions on the season and his team is 0-3. The stats don’t like: the dude sucks and he is a loser.
It was nice to see Kenbrell Thompkins and Aaron Dobson finally settling in and getting comfortable with Brady. They had a combined 10 catches, 93 yards and two touchdowns. I still cant believe that this team doesn’t have Rob Gronkowski or Aaron Hernandez, and no one to fill that void at tight end, and they are still winning.
Seriously, out of his 36 pass attempts, Brady threw to his tight ends four times. That is going to change when Gronkowski gets back. Im telling you, this offense is going to look completely different. But I digress.
Anyway, now the Patriots have to start playing real teams. Next week it’s on to Atlants to play the Falcons. But for now, they are 3-0 for the first time in six years and that is friggin awesome considering the bullshit they've been through--Gronkowski out with a broken arm, Amendola out with menstrual cramps, Aaron Hernandez in jail, rookie wide receivers with butter fingers and Wes Welker out in Denver sniffing Peyton Mannings jock.
Anyone who calls this a soft 3-0 is an asshole.