New England Patriots’ Season Recap
by Ari Spilo on Friday, October 28th, 2011
Despite the loss to the Buffalo Bills during week three, the Patriots are still a very strong team and a championship contender. They are currently at the top of the AFC and they have the highest average pass yards per game in the NFL, gaining approximately 350 yards per game.
They also have the 9th best rushing yards attack in the league, averaging 120 yards per game. The Patriots rarely struggle offensively. However, once again, the defense is a weak spot for the Patriots, and this year they have the worst pass defense in the league, letting up just over 320 pass yards per game. The Patriots defense also lets up an average of over 100 rushing yards per game. These statistics are troubling, but over the last few weeks, the young defense has shown clear signs of growth.
Tom Brady has the most pass yards of anyone in the NFL as well as the second most passing touchdowns. Although he has thrown eight interceptions already, twice as many as he threw in all of last year, he is still playing at an elite level.
The past two weeks, the Patriots have faced the rival New York Jets and Dallas Cowboys, both of which at home, in games that were very sloppy on the part of the Pats. Turnovers and poor decision kept a mediocre Jets team in the game during the entire contest; however, the Patriots battled the adversity and beat Rex Ryan and the Jets 30-21.
The next week, the Cowboys came to town in a much-anticipated matchup. The Cowboys defense played a stellar game against the leagues top offense and held Tom Brady and the Patriots to just 13 points for most of the game.
Thanks to Tom Brady, fans forgot all the fumbles, dropped passes, and interceptions when with 1:22 seconds left in the game, Brady threw a bullet to Aaron Hernandez into the back of the end zone to complete the comeback 20-16.
With the Patriots in the bye week this past weekend, a fresh and rejuvenated team looks to continue their winning ways with contests the next three weeks against the Steelers, Giants, and Jets.
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Posted by Ari Spilo
on Oct 28 2011. Filed under Sports
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