The Patriots haven't look like themselves this year and that has a lot of fans as well as me concerned. But as we all know, it isn't just about how good you are. It is about how good the field is. What about the other teams in the NFL?
I wouldn't call the Patriots the best team this year...
I'm sure some of you who follow college football know that Alabama won last year and lost this year.
In the past 5 years when Alabama lost, the Pats won, when Alabama wins we lose.
According to that stat, the Pats are supposed to win it this year since Alabama lost. But I'm not entirely...
I decided to compare Tom Brady's career post age 35 to his 2018 year. I averaged all his stats for 2012-2017 and it's remarkable that his 2018 season is bang in-line with the average of all those years including completions, attempts, completion percentage, yards, YPA and even TDs. He had a few...
Found this interesting:
points scored: 263 (32.9 per game)
points allowed: 133 (16.6 per game)
yards per game: 430.6
yards allowed per game: 319.4
points scored: 173 (21.6 per game)
points allowed: 192 (24 per game)
yards per game: 356.3
yards allowed per...
Time for the annual AFC East championship update.
1. New England Patriots - 21
2. Miami Dolphins - 13
3. Buffalo Bills - 11
4. Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts - 6*
5t. Houston Oilers - 4**
5t. New York Jets - 4***
*Colts left the AFC East in 2002, 16 years ago.
**Oilers left the AFC East in 1969...
1) Red zone defense this year is the worst in 12 years. The defense is allowing 61.4% red zone TD and only worse times were 2002 ( no rush defense that year) with 63% and 2006 with 66.7%.
2) Red zone offense is also down this year with 57.7% compared to 60% (2017)...
Got this idea from some comments in other threads about how Brady is locking on to just a couple of receivers.
Looking at the last five seasons, trying to see how Brady is distributing the ball. The last five seasons featured two Super Bowl-winning seasons, a Super Bowl loss, and AFCCG loss...
Julien Edelman 2018 (10 Games)
711 yards (11.3)
In 10 game's this season, Julien Edelman has already had a better regular season than Danny Amendola (+5 games) did last year with Brady:
Danny Amendola 2017 (15 Games)
659 Yards (10.8)
A better regular...
1. There is no way to think this D is good given any way of looking at it this season. So far. The Pats aren't the Rats. They find a way to win and disguise weaknesses. That said, this year it appears you really can just say "the defense" in general is a weakness. It is a relief that you can say...
Source: Albert McClellan blocks two punts for Patriots vs. Dolphins | Boston.com
Question, why does the official NFL game book only have us blocking 1 punt?
See here: https://static.clubs.nfl.com/image/upload/patriots/gr4mwupafdqzx0txjctl.pdf
Asking because it could give me a 2 point edge in...
I assume the source of both stats are ESPN Stats & Info as Football Outsiders references them for their data in the article. Blitz defined as 5 or more rushers.
Pressure by Number of Pass-Rushers 2017 | Football Outsiders
2018: 28.2%, 9th in NFL
2017: 21.2%, 21st in NFL
I’d be curious to...
205-58 Regular Season Record .779
113-18 Home Record .862
92-40 Road Record .697
27-10 Playoff Record
5 Super Bowl Wins
186-79 Regular Season Record .702
101-31 Home Record .765
85-48 Road Record .639
14-13 Playoff Record
2 Super Bowl Wins
Brady has 3,342 pass yards after yesterday. If he averages 308 yards per game over his last 4 games (Mia, Pit, Buf, NYJ) he will have 4,574 yards for the season. Which is 2 yards ahead of last season when he won MVP. Unless the Pats clinch early and he rests...that sounds doable. 8 INTs right...