Patriots Report Card: An Early Analysis

Photo courtesy of Sports Illustrated

The New England Patriots have been doing a great job winning games so far this season. They lost two of their best players in Aaron Hernandez and Wes Welker, two essential players to the Pats success last season and the seasons prior. Also, key receivers Danny Amendola and Rob Gronkowski are also recovering from prior injuries and are expected to join the Pats in their undefeated run thus far.

Last Sunday, the New England Patriots faced the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and although they struggled in the first quarter they pulled away with a 23-3 lead. Tom Brady has recently been considered to be a bit “behind the game” as the season commences but he is starting to get back up on the horse.

Some of the key players to the Pats success as of now have been have been Julian Edelmen, WR, as he has a big spot to fill since Brady and Welker had their chemistry for many years.  Edelmen has had an explosive start to the season with 201 yards and 27 catches. He has been out in the spotlight as him and Brady’s relationship on the field is growing stronger.

A big key factor is the Patriots defense that has kept them so prosperous and successful. The defense has been putting in work and keeping the other teams’ score from minimum to null.  The defense has allowed three touchdown in the first three games of the season. This is tied for the fewest in the NFL. The opponents have been converting just 1/3 of their third down attempts.

Some of the key players of the Defense have been Aqib Talib, Vince Wilfork, Kyle Arrington, and Chandler Jones.

Aqib Talib has 3 interceptions and 8 tackles. Vince Wilfork has 9 tackles, Kyle Arrington also has 9 tackles, and Chandler Jones has started off the season with a whopping 14 tackles and 3 sacks.


Posted on September 26, 2013, in Sports, Top Stories and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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