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Aqib Talib pays back Patriots faith, put them up 21-14

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Like I said, this game could end up in the 50s.

The Patriots turned a 14-7 deficit into a 21-14 lead in a hurry, thanks to a 68-yard punt return by Julian Edelman, and a 59-yard interception return for a touchdown by the just-acquired Aqib Talib.

Talib picked an overthrown Andrew Luck pass (Reggie Wayne appeared to be quite open) and zig-zagged across the field for the score, a nice debut for the former Buccaneer. The play was made by Vince Wilfork’s pressure up the middle, which caused Luck to change his motion slightly.

But this one has all the marks of a game that will go back and forth all night, and be decided on the final possession.

Or, in the fashion of the early games, in overtime.

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8 Responses to “Aqib Talib pays back Patriots faith, put them up 21-14”
  1. patspatspatspats says: Nov 18, 2012 5:31 PM

    Pay the man. Defense looks better already. Tight coverage and actually turns around for the ball.

  2. gotampabay52 says: Nov 18, 2012 5:31 PM

    All his picks are over throwm or under thrown passes. Ask Eli how man on man works Bucs were up and he got his ass beat. Ask Romo adk RGIII ask Bress he sucks man on man under or over thrown pass he nails those

  3. pudgalvin says: Nov 18, 2012 5:33 PM

    He ran all the way down the field without assaulting anyone or taking any banned substances. Well done.

  4. jtchernak says: Nov 18, 2012 5:41 PM

    He was not quite open c’mon he would have been destroyed if it was on target

  5. flash1283 says: Nov 18, 2012 5:59 PM

    gotampabay52 says:
    Nov 18, 2012 5:31 PM
    All his picks are over throwm or under thrown passes. Ask Eli how man on man works Bucs were up and he got his ass beat. Ask Romo adk RGIII ask Bress he sucks man on man under or over thrown pass he nails those

    1 9 —–

    He was exactly where he was supposed to be, in a zone.

    Again, everyone who says he sucks keeps bringing up 1 game, the Giants game.

  6. doe22us says: Nov 18, 2012 6:57 PM

    Aqib taketh and Aqib giveth.

  7. nunpuncher says: Nov 18, 2012 7:41 PM

    Don’t worry, Aqib Talib always looks promising. The holidays are coming and he’ll soon be caroling “I Saw Mommy Pistol Whipping Santa Claus”. He’ll end up being a lump of coal in the locker room sooner rather than later.

  8. j0esixpack says: Nov 18, 2012 8:24 PM

    Let’s give Gantt sone props for calling this one into the 50s early on

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