I am over excited about going to the Pats game today. The Patriots are playing their final regular season home game against one of my boys, MJD, and also attempting to end the regular season with a perfect 8-0 home record that would also get them to clinch the AFC East.
A Running Showcase
Laurence Maroney, or whoever he replaced L-Mo with, has been holding down the fort and rushing extremely hard over the past five to six weeks. Maroney has been pushing harder, not dancing through the hole and finishing off runs strong. Did I mention yet, Fred Taylor may be playing against his former team this week. I'm not quite sure the truth behind that, but I'm sure the Jags would be slightly nervous to see that familiar face across from them. Top those two with Faulk and Sammy Morris, and we could have our best rushing and screen game of the season.
Jacksonville brings their workhorse, Maurice Jones-Drew to Foxboro to try and run through a roughed up defense that may not have Ty Warren or Vince Wilfork playing for us. I don't expect to see David Garrard running the ball from the quarterback position much, but we all know that he has the ability to take off and run.
Abundance Of Offense
With all of the injuries on both sides of the ball and a lack of offense from both teams over the past few weeks, I am expecting this to be a very high scoring game with the ball on the ground and in the air all over the place. I'm beginning to get carried away, I hope you all enjoy the game, I know I will.
Thanks to cerebusfangirl for the photo of Fred Taylor this pre-season.