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OOOOOH MAAAAN... Yesterday's game was a TOUGH loss. I felt like we really had a chance to win that thing! The guys came out and fought hard both ways, but things just didn't work out how we wanted them to.In the first half, I think the Pats got some help from the referees on that questionable pass that landed them their first touchdown. But hey... I get paid to play and the refs get paid to ref, so what are ya gonna do?
For a while now, we've been working on doing a better defensive job on third downs, and our efforts seem to be paying off. However, on the negative side, I wish we could have done a better job in the red zone. They scored two touchdowns out of three opportunities in there, and we just can't allow that happen.
I can't tell you enough how much I truly felt we should have won that game! But, you know, we made some stupid mistakes. We had too many penalties... WAY too many penalties. One in particular that really hurt us was when we were flagged for roughing the passer. Had that not happened, the game could have potentially stayed 17 to 10, and then we would have had a chance to go down and tie the game.
One thing I can say I'm proud of is how this team never stops fighting. It's these moments, when we're on the receiving end of a tough loss, yet we're still able to hold our heads high, that really reveal the honorable degree of character the players on our team have. They simply don't quit!
So now we're gonna move on to Minnesota, where, unfortunately, things aren't going to get any easier for us. BUT... I can guarantee you that we're still going to give them our best shot, just like we've been doing against all the teams we've played this season. We're gonna get back to the drawing board and prepare ourselves for what will surely be a VERY entertaining night game. I promise the energy we're gonna bring will be ELECTRIC!
I'm excited about next week and I hope y'all are too! I know it's been a tough year, but hang in there with us, alright?! HANG IN THERE!!! ;-)