Quick Recap of Patriots 19

Friday, 06 Oct, 2017

Most of the blame for that will go on their defense.

Stephen Gostkowski: Gostkowski had 13 of the Patriots' 19 points on the night. Mobile quarterbacks (Alex Smith, Cam Newton, Deshaun Watson) have given them fits. He missed attempts from 56, 49 and 31 yards, with the latter two both coming in the second half (making either would have made it a one-score game). Brady has won more games than any QB in National Football League history, including five Super Bowl championships, and Winston has spent a considerable amount of time studying him, Peyton Manning and others he admired growing up. "That's just the way football is". "You got arguably the best, in this game, arguably the best ever at quarterback and head coach". RB Doug Martin returns after serving four-game suspension for violating NFL's policy on performance enhancers.

"Every week we go in seeing what we can take advantage of". As more and more teams develop shutdown cornerbacks on the outside, the counter is to have slot guys who run routes away from those stoppers on the inside of the field. It doesn't matter if it's three points or 30 points or 50 points. You've got to figure out a way to get a win. That's all we care about. Our eyes can sometimes play tricks on us; we believe we can discern truth just by what we see when, in reality, we are affected by layers of observational biases.

If the Bears are going to pull off a home upset, as they did two weeks ago against the Steelers, they'll have to find some balance on offense.

The Patriots offense has been on fire this season, scoring no less than 27 points in each of their first four games. Malcolm Glazer, the former Bucs owner who died in 2014, was inducted into Tampa Bay's Ring of Honor at halftime.

The big plays, which have been New England's biggest problem, were limited (Winston helped, of course).

To beat the Patriots when you are not the superior team, one needs to be bold.

Great early season matchup in great all-time series.

Tampa Bay could use a win to keep pace with the Panthers and Falcons in the NFC South, because the schedule gets insane for the Bucs after this game.

We probably should believe more in Rams than we do. This is what was developing as the third quarter droned on, as the Patriots' third special-teams infraction - a fourth-down neutral zone infraction on a punt - gave the Bucs the ball back.

Would've been our BEST BET had there been a line.

Jets 2-0 at home, 0-2 on road.

Did someone say nil-nil draw?