Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

30 Jan 2012

ESPN AGS: Lessons from New England's Losses

Looking at the Patriots' four worst games of the season suggests that the Giants need to shut down the Patriots' midrange passing game, especially to Rob Gronkowski.

Posted by: Vincent Verhei on 30 Jan 2012

12 comments, Last at 11 Dec 2012, 3:46am by Aonem

Comments

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by PatsFan :: Mon, 01/30/2012 - 3:00pm

Well, $*(#&%(^% Bernard Pollard already accomplished that for the Giants.

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by LamKram (not verified) :: Mon, 01/30/2012 - 4:47pm

I think if you don't tell Gronkowski he has a high ankle sprain, he won't notice he has one. Like when Wile E. Coyote runs off the edge of the cliff without looking down...

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by Rhys :: Thu, 02/02/2012 - 4:33pm

I'm still surprised he escaped Foxboro alive. He must have had a police escort or something...

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by Karl Cuba :: Mon, 01/30/2012 - 5:31pm

NOt sure where to put this but why are there only three choices for Offensive MVP, all quarterbacks? Seriously, MJD runs for 1600 yards for that Jags team with Gabbo under centre and I can't vote for him?

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by Intropy :: Tue, 01/31/2012 - 2:25am

I voted Jahri Evans.

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by Kulko :: Tue, 01/31/2012 - 7:25am

Seconded.

What about the TE who obliterated all NFL Records for a tight end.

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by Dean :: Tue, 01/31/2012 - 9:56am

Probably specifically to avoid those sort of homeristic votes. In general, I agree that QBs are overhyped, but to suggest that one of those 3 guys isn't the league MVP? Seriously? Homer alert. Or, if you prefer, contrarian solely for the sake of trying to be different alert.

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by Anonmouse (not verified) :: Tue, 01/31/2012 - 10:19am

Become an ESPN insider to read this.
Not me, I'll read ColdHardFootballFacts.com instead. Way to lose readers by associating yourselves with ESPN.

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by Eddo :: Tue, 01/31/2012 - 11:40am

Honestly, anyone who willingly - let alone enthusiastically - goes to read CHFF and expects to gain any sort of knowledge from that site's content is not someone I'd want commenting here frequently.

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by Dean :: Tue, 01/31/2012 - 12:15pm

Hey look! CHFF is trolling FO for readers. Isn't that cute.

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by bigpig666 (not verified) :: Sat, 02/04/2012 - 3:18pm

who cares...both sites are based off of confirmation bias

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by Aonem (not verified) :: Tue, 12/11/2012 - 3:46am

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