The guys on NFL Network are saying that the Cards win over NE was a fluke. As much as I could be cocky and agree, I don't. The Cards outplayed the Patriots on both ends yesterday, I'd say it was a fluke that Gostkowski missed that FG but the Cards were the better team yesterday. It was a fluke that the Pats got lucky enough to even be in position for that game-winning FG. Not often does a player fumble when they're simply running down the clock at the end of the game.
Aaron Hernandez being hurt is a major loss, ESPN Boston is saying the earliest he'll return is October. IMO he's the most important player of our offense other than Brady. With him out that means Welker & Lloyd have to step it up. GRONK will get his, Ridley will get his if the fucking O-Line isn't shit again. Could also use some better production from Woodhead & Edelman.
Fluke or not, and I agree with what you said, in the end Arizona is 2-0 and are six wins from being a potential wild card team. In fact, Arizona is 9-2 in their last 11 regular season games.
Hernandez is very important. I think of him like a guy in fantasy baseball that can play 1B, 2B, OF, and C. He is versatile. He can be plugged in anywhere to create mismatches. He is a real FLEX player. His loss will hurt NE. NE still has a lot of weapons though.
Porter and Bailey are gonna give Julio and Roddy a tough time tonight. Atlanta's gonna have to incorporate that run game if they wanna win this game. They'll also need their defense to step up tonight as well.
Should be a well contested contest tonight. Can't wait.