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New England Patriots at Tennessee Titans Recap

The New England Patriots once again won on opening day.  The Patriots have been a model of consistency in the seasons first fight, winning the last 9 straight season openers, currently the longest streak in the league.  This New England group did its damage on Defense.  The Pats defense forced 2 turn overs and holding the Titans to only 16 total first downs in the game.  Tom Brady was his usual consistent self, passing for 236 yards and 2 Touch Downs while completing 23 of 31 throws.  Of course Brady found his favorite red zone target connecting with Rob Gronkowski on a 2 yard TD right before the end of the first half.  Fellow Tight End Aaron Hernandez also found the end zone at the end of the first quarter to account for both of Brady’s touch downs.  A surprise performance for the Pats, running back Stevan Ridley contributed 125 yards on the ground on 21 carries and added 1 rushing touch down.

Titan O.J. Murdock found Dead

Tennesse Titans Wide Receiver, O.J. Murdock, was found in his car this morning, suffering from an apparent Self-Inflected gun shot wound.

Murdock was found in front of Middleton High School, where he graduated in 2005, and was quickly rushed to Tampa General Hospital in critical condition. Exact details about the injury have not been released, however the injuries are consistant with a self inflicted gun shot.

Murdock is just the latest in a slew of gun related injuries, highlighted by former San Diego Charger great Junior Seau and former Chicago Bears corner back Dave Duerson. The NFL has stated it is looking into relationships between brain injury and suicide in former football players. The O.J. Murdock incident does not appear to be concussion related at this time.