The New England Patriots will be looking to bounce back from their Week 1 loss against the New Orleans Saints. Here is out preview and prediction for the game.
The New England Patriots suffered a stunning loss in their week one game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night. The Patriots were blown out 42 – 27 by an aggressive, big play Chiefs offense.
New England scored 27 points on a very good defense, but as they are usually early in the season they struggled to string Drives together, had uncharacteristic mistakes, and failed to convert to crucial fourth-down-and-short situations. Although missing wide receiver Julian Edelman who is out for the season, Danny Amendola filled in admirably as the slot wide receiver until a concussion sidelined him in the second half.
After opening the season on Thursday night and having the shortest offseason of any NFL team, the Patriots received an extra three days to prepare to head down to the Big Easy and take on the Saints. The Saints are operating at a disadvantage as they played on Monday night losing to the Minnesota Vikings 29-19. Now the Saints have a short week to turn around and face the defending Super Bowl champions.
There are a number of factors that will go into whether the Patriots will win, whether the Saints will pull the upset at home, who needs to step up for New England on Sunday, what one of the hidden factors that could impact the game, and what will actually happen on Sunday.