New England Patriots

Stadium: Gillette Stadium | Coach: Bill Belichick
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense7th129.1 (10th)255.4 (8th)
Defense22nd134.1 (25th)239.0 (18th)
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Injuries ravaged this team and it still went to the AFC title game. Tom Brady does that.
It's amazing to see them with a bye, considering all their injuries. It's a tribute to coach and quarterback.
Why are they so good when their backs are against the wall? Coach and quarterback are the two biggest reasons.
They have problems on defense that could be their undoing come playoff time. They have a huge one this week with the Ravens.
They took a major hit with Rob Gronkowski going down for the season. Can they handle that?
They had a hangover from the Denver game to start the Houston game, but they got it going. The offense is starting to click. The defense? Not so much.
That was an impressive victory against the Broncos, showing their mental toughness. Tom Brady cures a lot of ills.
They are on a short week with the Broncos coming to town. That won't be easy.
They come off their bye with a tough road game Monday night against Carolina. Did Tom Brady get it going for the rest of the season against the Steelers?
It was only a matter of time before Tom Brady and that offense got it going. Watch out in the second half.
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