This was a game that most experts picked New England to lose, but the Patriots persevered on Sunday night to earn a 30-23 win over the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome. The victory allowed New England to keep pace with the undefeated Miami Dolphins for first place in the AFC East.
No Gronk, no Amendola, but thanks to Edelman and Thompkins, the Pats kept on rolling.
Here are the four ups and the four downs from the Patriots’ win in Atlanta.
Here in New England, Ninkovich is in exactly the right place.
The New England Patriots still aren’t playing like an elite NFL team, but getting a 20-point win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday is a step in the right direction. If the team continues to improve, then next week’s game in Atlanta against a tough Falcons team should be very competitive.
What to watch for in the Patriots-Buccaneers tilt on Sunday.
Rob Gronkowski is almost ready to return, and Levan Reid says get him out there ASAP.
Boomer Esiason joined Toucher & Rich for his weekly call-in, and said Tom Brady’s body language on the field needs to improve.
Last season, the New England Patriots led the NFL in scoring with 34.8 points per game. But after an unimpressive 13-10 victory over the New York Jets in Foxboro Thursday night, the Patriots have scored a total of 36 points two weeks into the 2013 season. Quite frankly, they are lucky to have a 2-0 record.
Thursday night was one frustrating evening for Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady.