Patriots Most Dominant Through First Quarter Of Season
Through the first quarter of the NFL season, there are 6 teams which stand undefeated. The Carolina Panthers, Cincinnati Bengals, Denver Broncos, New England Patriots, Atlanta Falcons, and Green Bay Packers. Although the Patriots are the lone team to play 3 games amongst the undefeated, they have clearly shown why they are the reigning Super Bowl Champions and the best team in the NFL.
When a franchise lifts the Vince Lombardi trophy some usually lose a little bit of their hunger to win in the first few games of the following season. The Pats have been just the opposite. Their appetite to demolish opponents has increased to immeasurable levels and many would say the sole reason is because of the off the field battles they had in the offseason.
The team is being led by QB Tom Brady, who is playing with a fire in his eyes that many say they have never seen before. His teammates have rallied around him and joined in the “Us against the world” mentality. Brady has completed 72% of his passes and has thrown for a league leading 1,112 yards with 9 touchdowns.
Although the Pats don’t have multiple big name receivers, all of their passing options are well in sync with the offensive system. To put the cherry on top, tight end Rob Gronkowski is fully heathy and performing at a near unstoppable level. Coming out of the back field, RB Dion Lewis has already posted 325 yards. Lewis, who has bounced from team to team, looks like a star player who has finally found a home for the long term. On defense is where you would find any chink in their armor, however, they have given up the second least amount of points with 70. 32 of which came from the Buffalo Bills in week 2.
Sunday, the Pats go off to face an injury riddled Dallas Cowboys (2-2) team at AT&T stadium. Pats are expected to win by a clear margin but this motivated Dallas team will love to hand them their first loss of the season.