Baltimore’s running game was simple in its inception and executed wonderfully as they bludgeoned the Patriots defense to the tune of 214 yards and waltzed away with a 37-20 beatdown
The Patriots improved to 8-0 on Sunday with their win over the Browns and here are some thoughts on the victory.
The Patriots got off to a solid start on Sunday night, making a statement in front of the home crowd after embarrassing the Steelers with a 33-3 win at Gillette Stadium.
This is another example of how the Patriots approach things, They don’t concern themselves with what he can’t do, they focus on the things that he does well
Van Noy has blossomed in New England and is arguably one of their big chess pieces on the defensive side. He was even better than Hightower in the playoffs
Last week against the Chiefs, as we said in our podcast this week, Van Noy was outstanding, he was flying all over the field,
Michel kept his legs churning and carried the pile further for more yardage. It paid off with his touchdown run where he carried the pile into the end zone
So how did the team address these deficiencies? It is important to note that the Patriots consider free agency and the draft inexorably linked. They use their draft capital for veteran players as the feeling is, their quality is a more known value than a college player who has yet to play in the NFL.
And at halftime, I came to the realization, that right now, after four games this may just be the worst Patriots defense I’ve seen in 50 years.
|NBC Sports Boston - Jun 16th, 2021|