Going into the bye the Pats pulled off what they needed to a dominate offensive performance. However, the injury bug continues to hit the Patriots on the defense in a way that Pats fans have never seen before. Which is why Coach Bellichick is giving the team six days off. If the Pats defense can get healthy there seems to be a realistic chance this team could make the Super Bowl as the offense is finally starting to clicking. Yet the Pats defense must get better as it seems to be big play or bust for the Pats d which against the better offensive teams that will spell big problems.
Now, is your coffee hot? For, it’s time to get caught up on The Patriot Way.
bleacherreport.com by Mike Dussault
The takeaways from this weeks win is very important heading into the bye as the Dussault takes 8 important factors to keep watching.
bostonglobe.com by Christopher L. Gasper
With a brief analysis of the AFC contenders for the Super Bowl, Gasper takes a look at all the teams weaknesses and states the Pats are still a strong contender.
espn.com by Mike Reiss
Gronkowski is such a key factor in the Patriots offense and one only needs to look at yesterday’s monster offense performance. With Gronkowski the Patriots have a much more powerful running attack and also a much more diverse offensive personnel group. If Gronk can continue to be the Gronk all defenses fear the Patriots will be much funner to watch when they come back from their bye.