But the real problem is the Bills offensive line, which has been porous, allowing 29 sacks thus far. The Patriots pass rush has to be a difference maker.
Brady was signed through the 2017 season and was set to make $10 million in 2017 and $9 million this year. His salary cap hit of $15 million will most certainly come down now as a result.
Given the injuries to the offensive line and then losing both starters (Dion Lewis, LaGarrette Blount) to IR during the season doomed the Pats running game in 2015. Truth be told, they ran the ball very poorly overall for most of the season and it was a major reason for their failure in the AFC Championship Game.
Blount’s numbers through 12 games, 165 carries, 703 yards for a 4.3-yard average and 6 touchdowns are decent enough considering he often had nowhere to run.
Brady was vintage; he hit on 14 of 17 for 150 yards and two touchdowns in the comeback win.
All eyes will be on Jackson to see what he has left in the tank and one particular area to focus on will be ball security. For a guy who hasn’t played all season, that will bear watching.
Fitzpatrick is having the best season of his career completing 61 percent of his passes, with 3428 passing yards and 26 TDs and just 12 picks for 89.6 passer rating on the year.
The Patriots defense limited the Jets ground game to just 89 yds & 3.0 YPC on the day. New York entered the game averaging 146 yards per game on the ground
The Patriots and Jets meet for the 116th time in their history at Gillette Stadium on Sunday. Like most, this game promises to be a very close one.
The Jets’ Chris Ivory is having an outstanding start to the 2015 season, he’s amassed 460 yards rushing, four touchdowns and has a 5.5 yard average
Week one is in the books, and here’s a look at some players in the AFC East and on the Patriots that helped their stock, while others didn’t fare as well.
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