Re: Who to start?
Parker and Alexander without a doubt. Parker will get tons of carries against the Pats and their run defense is questionable. Alexander is top 5 caliber and should start every week regardless of competition.
As for Ben, that's trickier, but not much. Look at the 2 scenario's last year. He didn't put up huge numbers in game one (couple hundred passing and 2 TD's), but he was nearly flawless, and those are solid #'s. Brady was only a bit better, just under 300, 2 TD's, 2 INT's, and they passed a lot because they were down early. In game 2, their TD/INT #'s flipped, but Ben DID NOT pass more because they were playing from behind, and we all know he was worn out at that point. So, in 2 games:
Brady 39/85 473 4 TD's, 4 INT's
Ben 32/48 422 4 TD's, 5 INT's
Brady will pass more is probably all you can tell from these #'s. I think you know what do, though...
Last edited by Suitanim; 09-22-2005 at 03:18 PM.