Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are proving to everyone that you should never count them out of a season. Never.
When the New England Patriots started out 1-2, everyone was ready to throw dirt on them.
And I do mean, everybody.
If it’s one thing that the Patriots have taught us over the years, it’s that no one should ever count them out of a season. Heck, I’m not even a Brady fan, and I am wise enough to not throw the dirt on their coffin.
Their 31-17 trouncing of the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night brought the Patriots record to 7-2, and they are now looking like a legitimate contender for the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Though the Packers kept it tight in the first half, Brady and crew finally took over in the second half, in the process, making the Packers look like a gang that is clearly over the hill.
You can’t say the same thing about the Patriots.
What’s different about this team is the fact that the defense has gotten a whole lot better. They put the clamps on Aaron Rodgers and limited Aaron Jones to just 76 yards on 14 carries.
That, my friends, is what you call dominance.
The Patriots next two games are against the Tennessee Titans and New York Jets, who have a combined record of 6-10. So it’s a pretty safe bet that the Patriots will be 9-2 before heading into a crucial stretch that will truly tell everyone if this New England team is for real.
Newsflash, they are.