When you hang by a thread long enough, eventually that thread will break. That’s what happened to the previously undefeated New England Patriots Sunday in a 13-6 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.
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.
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.
It wasn’t pretty, but there were plenty of positives to find in the Patriots’ Week 1 win. Go through them all in the leftover thoughts.
One measure of a good NFL team is the ability to find a way to win even when it’s not playing its best football. This is something the New England Patriots proved Sunday in beating the Buffalo Bills 23-21 despite losing the turnover battle.
It’s rare for a team to have a punter battle like the Patriots had this season, and Ryan Allen has a rather interesting backstory.
Shortly after being released, punter Zoltan Mesko released a statement thanking the New England Patirots.
The Felger and Massarotti Show from Tuesday, August 13.