The New England Patriots are 7-0 and that’s all that matters. Stop saying that the Patriots haven’t played anyone good. It’s not their fault.
The New England Patriots are the best team in football and have been for a while now. They are the defending Super Bowl champions and are one of two teams that are undefeated in the 2019 NFL season through Week 7. New England is 7-0 but is getting flak for playing a soft schedule, which is out of their control. So stop saying they haven’t played anybody!
On this week’s episode of Stacking the Box, FanSided‘s Matt Verderame and Mark Carman, along with former NFL offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz, look at what the Patriots have done so far this season and explain why it doesn’t matter how they got to 7-0. The good teams on their schedule are coming up in a matter of weeks (2:15).
“Half of Twitter screams that they’ve played nobody, that they’re not really good, which kills me, that they’re trying to go to their fourth straight Super Bowl,” said Verderame. “Look they are playing nobody, no arguing that, but they are demolishing these teams.”
New England decided on Tuesday morning to trade a second-round pick to the Atlanta Falcons for wide receiver Mohamed Sanu. Though not a No. 1 wideout by any stretch of the imagination, he is a strong, physical receiver quarterback Tom Brady can rely on in the short passing game. Sanu is a great teammate, and like many of his Rutgers guys, he’ll fit in right in with the Patriots culture.
While the Patriots know that they have a great defense, it was wise of head coach/general manager Bill Belichick to trade for a player who can help him win a seventh Super Bowl in Brady’s closing window with a guy like Sanu. Adding him to the equation should help the Patriots when they take on the Baltimore Ravens and the Kansas City Chiefs in a few weeks.
Here are a few other topics that were discussed on this week’s episode of Stacking the Box:
- Is there actually a “good” team in the NFL? – 0:45
- Patriots are still the team to beat – 1:05
- This is the best Patriots D in the Brady era – 3:45
- Browns-Patriots odds – 36:01
All this and more!