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Friday, September 09, 2005

Post-game thoughts

In the aftermath of Thursday night's regular-season opener, here are a few quick thoughts.
Some wondered whether Lamont Jordan would be able to handle the load for Oakland. He looked good running the ball with 18 carries for 70 yards and five catches for another 40 yards.
Kerry Collins, on the other hand, looked awful. He spent most of the game throwing off his back foot. Maybe it was New England's defense, but Collins has to play better than that.
Despite Collins' struggles, Randy Moss made a big splash, catching five passes for 130 yards, including a 79-yard TD catch.
Tight end Courtney Anderson had a pair of TD catches for Oakland. If you had him on you roster, you don't need to be rading this blog for information.
For New England, Tom Brady has his usual solid game, throwing for 306 yards and a pair of scores. Get used to seeing that kind of passing game against that Oakland defense.
Deion Branch was the top receiver with seven catches for 99 yards and a score. Brady always looks for Branch. Branch just doesn't always stay healthy.
Corey Dillon had a tough night, but did get into the end zone twice.

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