Matt Patricia’s defense has made a remarkable turnaround. The Patriots allowed 128 points in their first four games. In their last 12, they’ve allowed 168. Think about that one…
Entering the game, a little-known fact was that the Patriots’ third-down defense had the fifth best opposing QB rating at just 80.3.
Matching up with Rob Gronkowski has to be the Jets priority on Sunday. I’d expect to see him doubled this week.
Brady really completed his work by halftime going 13-21 for 171 with three scores in the first 30 minutes.
Jets QBs were 8-24 for just 128 net yards with zero touchdowns and three interceptions. They were 1-11 on third down.
The Patriots will want to naturally put the ball in Petty’s hands and force him to beat them. Hightower will be a big part of the defense in that aspect.
Opposing QBs have a passer rating of 100.2 against the Jets this season. Look for Brady to continue that trend on Saturday.
They overpaid a bunch of veterans with the “win-now” approach attempting to re-ignite the fan base and put the new coach in a favorable position.
|Pats Pulpit - Jul 30th, 2021|