What A Day For New England Sports Fans!
It’s a day New England sports fans will be talking about 20 years from now. It started with the Patriots taking on the undefeated New Orleans Saints and it ended with the ALCS Game 2 with the Boston Red Sox and Detriot Tigers.The Patriots were at Gillette Stadium taking on the Saints. Kickoff was at 4:25 p.m. and the Patriots game out of the gate looking like they had their ‘A’ game. The offense looked a lot better than last week against Cincinnati and the defense continued to be strong.
The Patriots went to halftime with a 17-7 lead. New Orleans rallied in the second half and key Patriots players left with injuries. Including defensive back Aqib Talib and wide receiver Danny Amendola.
The Saints took the lead with a just a few minutes left in the game 24-23. The Saints added a field goal after the Patriots lost the ball on downs. Then the game winning 70-yard drive with no timeouts and just over a minute on the clock.
It ended with a 17-yard touchdown catch to rookie wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins to seal the 30-27 win.
That was just act one! The Red Sox-Tigers ALCS Game 2 was minutes from starting at Fenway Park.
Game Two started much like game one. Lots of strikeouts and no hits. The Red Sox found themselves down 5 to 0. They broke through with their first hit in the sixth inning with Shane Victorino’s single and he was brought home by Dustin Pedroria. That made it 5-1.
Then the inning that changed the game, the 8th inning, Will Middlebrooks got a one out double, Jacoby Ellsbury worked a walk, Pedroia hit a 2-out single to load the bases, then David Ortiz just clears the right field wall for a grand slam, 5-5!
What a day for New England sports fans. Both games seemed over only to see two incredible comebacks. What were your thoughts on both games?