As the New England Patriots prepare for the Indianapolis Colts, wide receiver, Josh Gordon, is fully healthy.
The New England Patriots are rolling heading into Week 10 as winners of six straight games. While the Patriots did have some struggles on the offensive side of the ball to start the season, things have been much better of late.
One of the reasons why the offense has done much better has been because of the acquisition of Josh Gordon. At a time when the Patriots were lacking talent at the position, Gordon was a significant pickup.
Since joining the Patriots, Gordon has been dealing with a bit of a hamstring issue. He has been listed as questionable for the last seven games. However, according to Zack Cox of NESN.com, Gordon has been removed from the injury report this week.
While Gordon only missed one game for the Patriots, it is certainly good news that he is now fully healthy. Gordon has performed well for the Patriots, but he really had a great game against the Green Bay Packers.
In the win, Gordon totaled five receptions, 130 receiving yards, and one receiving touchdown. The touchdown reception for Gordon was a 55-yard catch that really put the game away for the Patriots.
As he continues to grow in the offense, Brady has been targeting him more frequently. In the last four games, Gordon has been targeted 31 times and has reached 100 receiving yards two times in that span.
There was certainly a need to add a receiver and Gordon has filled it nicely. As a great talent that has some problems in his past, Gordon is providing the Patriots with exactly what they needed. As we head toward the playoffs, Gordon should only continue to get more comfortable in the offense.
With Gordon, James White, Julian Edelman, and Rob Gronkowski, the Patriots have one of the most talented offenses in the league. As Gordon gets back to full health, he should only continue to get better. As will the Patriots’ offense.