8.24.11

NFL Watch: Patriots Continue to Roll

Tom Brady wearing Under Armour Fierce IIIBusiness as usual for Tom Brady in the Under Armour Fierce III.

 words // Brandon Richard

After two weeks of preseason NFL action, we’re getting that familiar feeling again – the New England Patriots look poised for another run at the Super Bowl. After a 31-14 win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, which included two touchdown passes from Tom Brady and Chad Ochocinco’s first touchdown reception with the team, the Pats have outscored opponents 78-26 in their first two outings. As great as they’ve been, the Patriots haven’t won a playoff game since 2007. Is this the year they go deep again?

New England isn’t the only team undefeated through two preseason games. In a surprising development in the NFC, your undefeated “division leaders” include the Washington Redskins, Detroit Lions and St. Louis Rams. Joining the Patriots amongst the ranks of the undefeated in the AFC are the Houston Texans.

Obviously, early preseason success is often misleading. However, teams like the Lions and the Rams showed a great deal of improvement a year ago. Should we expect to see either one or both of these upstarts in the playoffs this season? Only time will tell.

In the meantime, let’s take a look at some of the football cleats that hit the turf during Preseason Week 2 in today’s NFL Watch.

NFL Watch: Patriots Continue to Roll

Troy Polamalu wearing Nike Speed TDTroy Polamalu returns an interception in the Nike Speed TD.

Roy Helu wearing adidas Sorch X Superfly MidFormer Nebraska standout and Redskins rookie Roy Helu runs hard in the adidas Scorch X Superfly Mid.

David Garrard wearing the Nike Zoom Alpha TalonDavid Garrard scrambles in an enticing PE colorway of the Nike Zoom Alpha Talon.

Ray Rice wearing Nike Air Zoom Super Bad 3Ray Rice celebrates a touchdown in his Nike Air Zoom Super Bad 3 PE.

Matthew Stafford wearing Nike Zoom Vapor Carbon FlyMatthew Stafford winds up for a throw in the Nike Zoom Vapor Carbon Fly.

Frank Gore wearing adidas adiZero 5-StarFrank Gore returned to the field in the adidas adiZero 5-Star.

Darrius Heyward-Bey wearing Nike Super SpeedDarrius Heyward-Bey makes a grab in the Nike Super Speed.

Knowshon Moreno wearing Reebok U-Form 4Speed Low M4Knowshon Moreno finds room in U-Form 4Speed Low M4 Reebok football cleats.

Jerious Norwood wearing Nike Super Speed 3/4Jerious Norwood trucks over a defender in the Nike Super Speed D 3/4.

Andre Johnson wearing Jordan Brand Football CleatsAndre Johnson runs after making a catch in Jordan football cleats.

JJ Watt wearing Nike Zoom Alpha TalonTexans rookie J.J. Watt celebrates a pass deflection in the Nike Zoom Alpha Talon. Check out what J.J. had to say when Eastbay caught up with him at the NFL Combine back in February.

images via ESPN

3 Comments

  • All about Polamalu!!! His skill and timing is unmatched and his choice of kicks is supreme!!!

  • kricks:

    NFL BABY! Can’t wait.

  • ongitsnorie:

    great

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