The Patriots offensive stars played the majority of the game, but never found a good rhythm. Here are CBSBoston’s “Four Ups and Four Downs” from the Pats’ third preseason game.
1. Stevan Ridley
The second-year running back was the best offensive player for the Patriots, leading the way with 87 yards on 16 carries and another 17 off three receptions as the premiere back. 43 of Ridley’s yards came on the Patriots’ first scoring drive, a drive he took charge of. He showed off his speed and some pop up the middle as he helped them march to the end zone.
If this was Ridley’s chance to show the starting job was his, he did just about everything to earn it.
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2. Tom Brady Is Still Alive
Brady was pressured all game and hit hard on numerous occasions "
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In the early match-up, the Patriot jayvees, led by junior Dormaine Johnson with two goals, beat Jack Britt 4-0. Ryan Clark and Jaret Rios had the other goals. Interim coach Jordan Beck was proud of his jayvee team's first effort. “After only practicing ...Read more