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Hester, Sproles and Tolbert combined for eight rushing attempts without one successful run. Tomlinson managed to be successful on only four of his 20 attempts. The runningbacks weren't completely ineffective, though, as Sproles and Tomlinson were four for four receiving.
Naanee was targeted only once, but he converted a third down. Gates was targeted five times and his only failure was the touchdown he dropped early in the game. Manumaleuna was the only receiver to be successful on less than 50% of chances. Jackson, like Gates, was successful on every pass he actually caught. Jackson, though, was the target on five incomplete passes to Gates' one. That said, there is practically nothing to complain about in the passing game making it essentially the opposite of the running game.
The defense was basically just dominant. Until the fourth quarter when they were content to allow the Patriots to run time off the clock for them, they allowed the Patriots to do nothing with consistent success. It was a great game defensively. Jamal Williams and Quentin Jammer, in particular, had great games. I have nothing negative to say about the defense this week.
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