Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount ran over and through a lot of Buffalo Bills on Sunday, giving New England an important week of rest.
Thanks to a significant road win against a quality Baltimore Ravens team, the New England Patriots are one step closer to earning a first-round bye in the AFC playoffs.
Coming into Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins, the New England Patriots had made a habit out of overcoming fourth-quarter deficits. If you play with fire enough times, you eventually get burned.
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 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.
After an impressive last-minute win over the New Orleans Saints last week, the New England Patriots fell back on their bad habits in an overtime loss to the New York Jets this week.
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.
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.