The Patriots rolled past the Minnesota Vikings 28-18 yesterday, both knocking out Brett Favre and denying Randy Moss a touchdown in the process. The win, despite being another that falls into the unconvincing category, gives the Patriots the best record in the NFL at 6-1. The defense played solidly, and Benjarvis Green Ellis managed to give the Pats a run game for once en route to two rushing touchdowns. That’s all well and dandy, until you look at the road ahead for the Pats. Next week they’ll take on Cleveland (a should be victory), but after that game the rest of the season will prove to be a battle with games against (in order): Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Detroit, the Jets, Chicago and Green Bay. Yikes. You’ve got to think that next week will be a victory, moving them to 7-1, but splitting the following 6 games after that would be a huge victory. That’d leave the Pats at 10-4.
On another note, it was good to see that Patriots’ owner Bob Kraft, Tom Brady, and most of the other Patriots speaking with Moss both before and after the game — classy on all accounts.
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