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Five Things to Watch This Week - Week 9

The Patriots play their ninth game of the year at Gillette against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday November 3rd at 4:25 PM.

Weird win last week.  I can't ever remember a football game where the 1st half and the 2nd half were so drastically different.

Despite losing bodies left and right, the defense continues to step up.  I have no idea how they're doing it.

Does Brady have a broken hand / finger?  Is that what's going on here?  How long has that been going on?  That would explain a lot.  Not everything.  But a lot.

Halloween Candy Power Rankings:

1) Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

2) Kit Kat

3) Snickers

4) Reese's Peanut Butter Cups (again)

5) M&Ms

Also... Screw "fun sized" candy.  All that does is make me eat 7 of them.  Not cool, guys.

Didn't drop that one.

Here's five guys I'll be watching this week as I recover from my Halloween candy hangover:

1) Stevan Ridley - Wondering why they're not giving him more carries.  Maybe they're saving him for later in the season?  Does that make any sense?

2) Stephen Gostkowski - Quietly having an excellent season again this year.  Just won AFC Special Teams Player of the Month for October.

3) Aaron Dobson - Fewer drops last week!  Dobson seems to have passed Thompkins on the depth chart.

4 and 5) Devin McCourty and Marquice Cole - This play was one of the best two man interceptions I've ever seen.

Did Michael Hoomanawanui have a catch last week?


/sad trombone

(Just going to keep that sad trombone locked and loaded for a while.  Hoo-man probably isn't going to see  many targets now that now that Gronk is back out there.)

My prediction: Pats 17, Steelers 14

My prediction (Season): 10 - 6


This week we have Fake Josh McDaniels filling for Fake Bill Belichick.

What up, Bros and Lady Bros?

Big win AGAIN last week.  Never get tired of those.

The Josh made some halftime adjustments.  I'm pushing all the right buttons.

And I'm not supposed to talk about Brady's hand, but let's just say it wasn't exactly a football injury

/dismissive wanking motion

What did The Josh give out for Halloween this year?  Not free candy, that's for damn sure.

If you came to Josh's pad, you got a list of problems with your costume and ways you could make it better.  Then, if you went home and made those changes and came back within 10 minutes, you could have a piece of candy.

You could also earn a piece of candy if you do the Thriller dance.  (Don't judge.  Josh loves him some MJ.)  But you have to do the WHOLE THING.

Anwayway... Didn't end up giving out that much candy that night.  The next day there seemed to be a whole bunch of broken eggs in my driveway.  If I catch the kids who did it, we're going to have words.

Until next time... take it easy, Brahs.



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