The game has just gone to the half between the New England Patriots and the St. Louis Rams at Foxboro. So at the half with the score 13-10 in favor of the Patriots, thanks to a Stephen Gostkowski 27 yard field goal as time expires. It’s been a great game for the first half, neither team has dominated the other. The Rams have their running game in full motion even without star Steven Jackson in the line-up. The Rams have been able to run the ball using Antonio Pittman with 10 carries for 44 yards. With the Rams being able to move the ball on the ground it’s opened up the passing game as quarterback Marc Bulger has thrown for 177 yards and also a 69 yard touchdown score to receiver Donnie Avery.
On the Patriots side of the ball Matt Cassel has been in stride all day in the passing game throwing for 147 yards. Cassel has gotten many different receivers into the game so far. Using Wes Welker early on, and mixing in Randy Moss and Ben Watson. Kevin Faulk is helping in both the running and the passing situations throughout this game. Faulk’s ability to be called on in an type of play is huge for the Pats in the second half.
Both defenses have been able to apply pressure and disrupt the quarterback at times. The big play for the Pats has been them getting to Bulger for three sacks in the first half. The Pats offensive line has blocked and protected Cassel very nicely, as the Rams have not been able to sack or hurry Cassel.
Look forward to a great second half with New England getting the ball to start the third quarter. The Pats need to pressure Bulger, and no allow him to get the deep ball off to Avery or Torry Holt. Continue to control the play clock on offense is a key for the Pats, especially with the way Bulger has torched our secondary. It’s time to finish this battle and hopefully walk away with a victory in the end. Let’s go Patriots we need this game badly.