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With immediate family in the Boston area, I was fortunate enough to grow up watching my favorite sports teams win multiple championships. Beginning in 2001 with the Patriots, the championships kept flowing into Titletown, USA with the Pats winning Super Bowls in ’01, ’03, ’04, and ’14 (with 2 heartbreaking losses in the title game to the New York Football Giants mixed in there), the Red Sox taking home the title in ’04, ’07, and ’13, and even the Celtics and Bruins taking home championships in ’08 and ’11 respectively. Yes, life as a Boston sports fan has been good to me in my 21 years, but the Patriots have been the constant winner out of all the recent Beantown dynasties, and I believe that they have what it takes to complete the 3rd perfect regular season in NFL history, and heres why:
1st in Points Scored– Through 10 weeks, New England leads the league in points scored. This offense rivals that of 2007, which had Randy Moss on it, and leads leads the league in passing yards as well. They are playing like a well oiled machine and at the helm of said machine is an angry Tom Brady. You won’t like him when he’s angry.
Terrific Tom- Brady has looked at his most prolific, leading the league in touchdown passes with 24 while only throwing 3 interceptions, which is the least in the league among qualified “starters”. He also is 3rd in completions, trailing only Phillip Rivers and Drew Brees, who are the highlight of their team’s offenses.
Stout Run D- Not since 2004 has the Pats D looked this good. the passing stats against them are a little skewed because of their “bend but don’t break” defense that gives any fan a heart attack near the ends of games, but don’t be fooled; the Patriots are legit at stopping the run. They have allowed 1 more yard than the 1st place New York Jets and are 4th when it comes to allowing points. Chandler Jones is looking the best he has in his entire career, and 1st round pick Malcom Brown is beginning to emerge, making this defense even more scary going down the stretch.
Matt, Mitchell, and other Matt break down NFL Week 8 fantasy football matchups, defenses to target, and much more on this edition of the Fantasy Friday podcast!