Friday, November 07, 2014

Cover32: Who exactly are these New England Patriots? | New England Patriots

Who exactly are these New England Patriots? | New England Patriots

The New England Patriots head into their bye week with a 7-2 record and their usual spot on top of the AFC East. However, the journey has been far more different than anyone could have predicted: a rough September, a struggling Tom Brady, a Rob Gronkowski struggling to get healthy, Brandon LaFell struggling to get involved into the offense and a defense struggling to find an identity.



After nine games, the Patriots’ offense has taken center stage as it is second in the NFL in points at 31.2 points per game. After reaching 30 points just once in the first four weeks of the season, the Patriots turned around the season as they put up 43, 37, 27, 51 and 43 points despite losing starting running back Stevan Ridley to a knee injury.



The defense has been no slouch either as it helped keep the Patriots above .500.

MusketFire: New England Patriots Offense Ready for Improvement

New England Patriots Offense Ready for Improvement

At the mid-season bye week the New England Patriots are taking a week off from playing the games and it is the perfect time to take a look back and a look forward to the second half of the 2014 season. If the playoffs began right now, the Patriots would be the number one seed in the AFC with their 7-2 record and tie-breaking victory over the Denver Broncos. A major part of that turnaround has been the play of quarterback Tom Brady and the offense. However, with Miami and Buffalo at 5-3 heading into this weekend, the Patriots have a long road and a tough schedule to get through to get to the playoffs and win the AFC East again.

FullPressCoverage.com: New England Patriots’ Top 2019 NFL Draft Picks Show Evolution on Both Sides of the Ball

The New England Patriots may have tipped their hand with their first two 2019 NFL Draft picks. Choosing a bigger, more aggressive outside-...