Sunday, December 29, 2013
Ups and downs for the Patriots
By Mike Reiss
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- An initial glance, a look at which New England Patriots players are "up" and those at the opposite end of the spectrum in the team's game against the Bills:
Up LeGarrette Blount -- Runs hard and delivers an 83-yard kickoff return after the Bills closed to 16-10 late in the third quarter, which helps the Patriots seize the momentum. Also delivers a 62-yard kickoff return in the fourth quarter after the Bills closed to 24-17. The only blemish of his performance is a fumble recovered by the Patriots.
Julian Edelman -- Wide receiver hits the 100-catch and 1,000-yard receiving mark as he caps off a terrific regular season in style.
Sealver Siliga -- Defensive tackle seems to be seizing the opportunity for extended action, playing strong at the line of scrimmage (7 tackles, 1 forced fumble and 1 sack through three quarters).
Down Danny Amendola -- Quiet day for the No. 3 receiver which includes a dropped pass.