NFC South

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 29: Aqib Talib #31 of the New England Patriots celebrates with Steve Gregory #28 after breaking up a touchdown reception intended for Roddy White #84 of the Atlanta Falcons in the final seconds at Georgia Dome on September 29, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Patriots Make Gritty Statement In Win Over Falcons

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.

09/30/2013

NEW ORLEANS, LA - SEPTEMBER 08: Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons points out coverage against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on September 8, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Patriots Facing Real Test Against Falcons On National Television

The 3-0 New England Patriots won’t play the 3-0 Miami Dolphins for another month, but after the AFC East rival Dolphins beat the Atlanta Falcons last week 27-23, New England’s Week Four contest at Atlanta should give the Pats some idea of where they stand compared to the Fins.

09/24/2013

FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 22: Quarterback Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots gets off a pass as Mark Barron #23 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers flies into him during the first half at Gillette Stadium on September 22, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Winslow Townson/Getty Images)

Patriots Show Improvement In Win Over Buccaneers

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.

09/23/2013

TAMPA, FL - SEPTEMBER 15: Quarterback Josh Freeman #5 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers directs play against the New Orleans Saints September 15, 2013 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Buccaneers’ Struggling Offense No Threat To Patriots

In the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the New England Patriots are facing their third weak opponent in a row to open the 2013 season. They won’t be facing a rookie quarterback this time around, but Tampa Bay QB Josh Freeman is not exactly playing like a veteran.

09/17/2013

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