Chandler Jones, Dont’a Hightower, Tavon Wilson, Stevan Ridley Make Immediate Impact in Patriots’ Win Over Titans (Video)


While the regular names provided their normal sparks, it was the Patriots' unsung guys who made the biggest impact in Sunday's 38-14 victory over the Tennessee Titans.

The Pats' first three picks from the 2012 NFL Draft — Chandler Jones, Dont'a Hightower and Tavon Wilson — each made impressive debuts against the Titans. And second-year running back Stevan Ridley made his presence felt as well, cementing himself as the No. 1 back for the forseeable future.

Wilson, with a helpful tip from Kyle Arrington, picked off a Jake Locker pass on the second play of the second quarter for his first career interception. Later that quarter, Jones forced a Locker fumble, which Arrington scooped up and took into the end zone for a touchdown.

Don't forget the performance of Ridley, either. Coming off his first full preseason, the former LSU Tiger rushed for a 125 yards on 21 carries, including a one-yard TD run that iced the game late in the third quarter. 

Watch as Dale Arnold, Kevin Faulk and Matt Chatham discuss the solid performances on NESN Daily.

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