Originally Posted by adpz
I don't know what the deal is with Pats but great teams don't lose their home opener to Kevin Klod. There is definitley blood in the water.
Patriots are having issues on offense, particularly their pass blocking and the status of their three best receivers (Welker, Gronk and Hernandez). Welker appears to be hurt and/or is being phased out of the offense. He had a grotesque and untimely drop for the third consecutive week (dating back to the SB).
Gronk looks like he has lost half a step and I suspect he is not fully recovered from his offseason surgery. Hernandez is obviously out indefinitely.
Kevin Kolb had almost nothing to do with the Cardinals win, so it's not really fair to say that the Patriots "lost" to Kolb. The win was all about the Cardinals D and ST, both of which looked awesome. It wouldn't surprise me at all if they were 7-0 going into MNF against the 49ers.