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Week 3 Risers and Fallers

With the Patriots pulling out their most decisive victory of the season, there's plenty of reason to be feeling good about this 3-0 team.  Here are your Week 3 Risers and Fallers.


Aaron Dobson (WR) – Perhaps no one on the Patriots made as big of an improvement as Dobson did this week.  After dropping ball, after ball, after ball in his debut against the Jets, the rookie came back big with a 7-catch performance.  He was getting the same separation as he was a week ago, but this time, he was finishing the job.

Kenbrell Thompkins (WR) – After a two week stint on the fallers list, Kenbrell had his break out party, hauling in both of the Patriots receiving touchdowns.  Like Dobson, Thompkins looked much more comfortable this week and seemed to be finding his groove with Tom Brady.

Aqib Talib (DB) – Talib came back to haunt the Buccaneers who traded him away mid-season last year.  He played solid single coverage on Vincent Jackson early in the game, and notched a key interception on Josh Freeman, his third of the year.

Stephen Gostkowski (K) – The Ghost went 3 for 3 in his field goal attempts, including a long 53-yarder.  He also manage to boot every kickoff on the day for a touchback.

Brandon Bolden (RB) – After returning from a knee injury, Bolden provided  a spark for the Patriots, picking up 100 yards of total offense both through the air and on the ground.



Tom Brady (QB) – It may seem a bit harsh, but I promise you that Tom Brady his not happy with his performance on Sunday.  Any time he throws a pick in the end zone, it's going to eat away at him.  He also missed some open recievers.



Derek Hanson

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Doctor by day, blogger by night, Derek Hanson is the founder of the Bloguin Network and has been a Patriots fan for more than 20 years.