In as dramatic and tense a game as we’ve seen in the Belichick/Brady era, the Patriots knocked off top seeded San Diego Chargers yesterday 24-21. Rookie Stephen Gostkowski hit three more field goals, including the game-winner from 31 yards out with 1:10 left to go in the game. Jabar Gaffney and Reche Caldwell combined for 183 yards and 2 TD’s and Troy Brown stripped the ball from San Diego cornerback Marlon McCree leading to a New England recovery after Tom Brady had been intercepted by McCree.
It’s a holiday here, so I don’t have the full links, but wanted to throw a few items out there, and may have some more as the day goes on.
Peter King has 20 reasons why the Patriots beat the Chargers.
Chad Finn live-blogged the game yesterday, offering his thoughts as things unfolded.
The San Diego links:
- San Diego Union Tribune
- North County Times
- Official Chargers Forum
- Official Chargers Blog
- Chargers Fanhouse Blog
This week, it’s another media dream as the Patriots will take on Adam Vinatieri and the Indianapolis Colts in Indy next Sunday.
To get a head start on the week, here’s a few links from Colts Land.
- Indianapolis Star
- FortWayne.com (News-Sentinel and Journal Gazette)
- Indy Star Colts Message Board
- Stampede Blue – a Colts Blog
- ColtsFreaks Message Board
On the BSMW Power Play page, Mike looks at the Bruins reverting to old habits.