Can we just fast forward to February 7 for Super Bowl 50 in California? The Vengeance Tour appears to be equipped to dismantle every team in the NFL, daring Roger Goodell to hand over yet another Super Bowl trophy to the greatest franchise in sports.
Anyways, there was a (noncompetitive, terrible) game played on Sunday at Gillette Stadium. The Champs took on the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars and it was over (and ugly) quick. TB12 amassed another gaudy game, totaling 358 yards through the air on 33-42 passing, 2 TDs, 0 INTs, and a 118.1 passer rating.
LeGarrette Blount rumbled in for 3 TDs on 18 attempts for 78 yards in a more prominent role in the offense this week.. Like usual, all of the Patriots receivers (Gronk, Edelman) had great games, but Danny Amendola turned in his best game of the season, totaling 39 yards on 5 receptions and a touchdown.
On the other side of the football, the Patriots improved from the first two weeks of the season. While taking into consideration that it was Blake Bortles throwing the football and not Aaron Rodgers, the Patriots were able to spread out and eliminate the passing game. They were able to take out the Jags #1 receiver, Allen Robinson, who had 4 catches for 68 yards. The Patriots secondary was able to force a couple turnovers, taking a step forward and building some much needed confidence.
Heading into the Bye Week, the Patriots are on a roll and will look to take out the sins of the Commissioner on a depleted Dallas Cowboys team. Through 3 games, the Patriots have 117 points, which is the most in franchise history. That is three more points that the last time the Patriots ravaged the league in 2007 after the Spygate fiasco.
NFL, you have been put on notice. We are coming for you.
By Pete Packowski @Pete_BBS