Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans turned out to be the “trap” game New England fans were afraid of, but in the end the Patriots earned their second comeback victory in a row.
The Ups and Downs from the Patriots’ 34-31 win over the Houston Texans.
Whenever a regular season NFL game receives as much hype as Sunday night’s Broncos/Patriots game did, it often seems as if the actual game is anti-climatic. This one, however, may have exceeded the hype.
In a game that was expected to be a defensive battle, the New England Patriots and Carolina Panthers both displayed very efficient offenses. Unfortunately for New England, Carolina’s offense was just a little more efficient.
The Ups and Downs from the Patriots’ 24-20 loss to the Carolina Panthers.
Levan Reid hands out some midterm grades for the Patriots.
The Patriots looked like a defeated team as they entered the locker room at halftime with a two-touchdown deficit, but 24 unanswered points in the second half resulted in New England earning a 27-17 victory over the Miami Dolphins.
Levan Reid hands out his hardware for the Patriots’ Week 6 win over the New Orleans Saints.
Even if the New England Patriots had lost this game to the New Orleans Saints, they had still demonstrated they could go toe-to-toe with an elite NFL team. Thanks to Tom Brady and Kenbrell Thompkins, New England didn’t have to settle for a mere moral victory.
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.