Another week, another victory.
As we enter the 8th week of the NFL season, which is right around the unofficial midway point, the Patriots remain a perfect 7-0. While many thought the suddenly relevant Miami Dolphins could put up a fight, the simple fact is that they didn't show up ready to play the best team in the NFL.
The Patriots lost the coin toss and Miami deferred, so tens of millions of people were able to see Touchdown Tommy and the most prolific offense in the NFL nice and quickly on Thursday Night Football.
And he sure as hell didn't disappoint.
The offense was sketchy in the first half, but were able to muster up 19 points, and lead 19-0 at the half. Surprisingly, in the first half, the Dolphins defense was keeping them in the game. They were able to get past a make-shift offensive line and right towards Brady.
Like always, however, Bill Belichick and his coaching staff made adjustments in the second half and were able to move the ball and protect Brady much better. Even when the Patriots offense looks sluggish, they are still the best in the lead.
On the day, Brady threw the football at a clip north of 68% completion, for 356 yards and 4 TDs, with a passer rating of 133.2. Not bad.
Simply put, Brady is better than you, And, unfortunately for the NFL, everyone is starting to figure that out.
For the first time this season, the defense may have outplayed the offense. While we have rightfully criticized the Patriots secondary, their Front 7 has picked up the slack and is turning into one of the best in the league.
Dont'a Hightower and Jamie Collins are all over the field, whether it is in pass coverage, pass rushing or getting to the running back in the backfield. There may not be a better linebacker duo in the entire NFL. They are that good.
On the line, Rob Ninkovich and Chandler Jones, who now has the most sacks in the NFL, were getting to Ryan Tannehill and making him see ghosts for the entire second half.
We still see the Patriots give up the first down on 3rd-and-long because of their iffy secondary, but hopefully Bill Belichick goes out into the trade market before the deadline to get a corner and make this team the clear cut favorite to win Super Bowl 50.
Next up, the lowly Redskins.
By Pete Packowski