Friday, November 17, 2006

Patriots in need of a win!

The New England Patriots travel to Green Bay, Wisconsin's Lambeau Field this Sunday for the first time in nearly a decade. Last time the Patriots played Green Bay in the regular season, Tom Brady was still a student at the University of Michigan. He can still remember Green Bay trouncing his much beloved San Francisco 49er team (his favorite growing up), and frankly, my favorite of the eighties and nineties as well.

New England Patriots have been the replacement team for those great 49er teams of Rice, Craig, Montana, Young, and others.

But during that same era, Green Bay has also hosted many winners, and their quarterback, Brett Favre still has that rocket arm and the youthful exuberance, even at thirty seven, of a child running around in a field. He has grown up, though, and his team may be growing up around him. This year, he seems to have a line that can protect him long enough to launch his missiles.

Too bad the Pack have not proven that they have a defense to match their offense.

I want to see my New England Patriots win this one big. But unless they can put some pressure on Favre and also get some consistency to their own offense, they will continue their recent slide. I hope they turn it around in a BIG WAY this weekend in Wisconsin!

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