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Monday, September 24, 2012
3 up, 3 down for the Patriots
By Mike Reiss
BALTIMORE -- At an initial glance, a look at three players whose performance was "up" and three players at the opposite end of the spectrum:
-- Quarterback calmly directs an up-tempo approach and avoids the big mistake.
-- Receiver has a big night as the Patriots pick on cornerback
-- As Patriots play primarily with three receivers, he is in the slot and produces big numbers, including a 59-yard reception down the left sideline.
-- Starting right cornerback has some struggles in coverage.
-- Penalized twice on special teams, once for an illegal block above the waist and once for being offsides.
has too much time in the pocket.
-- Too much of an impact on the game, with both teams victimized by questionable calls.