New England Patriots: Five Takeaways From Pathetic 33-20 Loss To Miami

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Sep 7, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) yells out from the line of scrimmage during the second half against the Miami Dolphins defense at Sun Life Stadium. The Dolphins won 33-20. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

5. Rough opener, don’t panic

A lot of Patriots fans are probably in a state of panic right now, and rightfully so. Their team just got smacked around by the lowly Miami Dolphins, in the first game of the season.

But this is the New England Patriots we are talking about. This is Bill Belichick. This is Tom Brady. There is no need to panic, because as they always do, this team will adjust, and improve as the season goes on. Yes, the offensive line has big problems, but rest assured, I think we have seen the worst of them for the year. I am not saying they are going to turn into an elite group, but I doubt they will ever play as bad as they did today.

The defense will be just fine, once adjustments are made, and of course, I am sure Tom Brady will get his offense back on track. There were plenty of positive things to take away from the first half of this game, particularly Julian Edelman, who continues to prove that he is one of the most dangerous weapons in the NFL.

Don’t panic, guys. This will pass.

(Also, the last two times the Pats lost their season opener, they won the Super Bowl…just saying)