New England Patriots Offense Could Still Be a Force to Be Reckoned With in 2013

August 10, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Questions about the New England Patriots offense, anyone?
Friday's preseason win over the Philadelphia Eagles was the kind of dominance we've seen from the Patriots for years, but with none of the same players.
Same Patriots flavor, new Patriots look.
Of course, there's the caveat that this is a preseason game, but for 16 total plays on two drives (six plays on the first drive, 10 on the second), the first-team offense had its way with the Eagles defense. The Patriots showed incredible balance in doing so; the first drive was six runs, and the second drive was eight passes and two runs, bringing the play count on the first two drives to an even 8-8.
There were plenty of young players getting a chance to build off of strong practices in a game situation.
Quarterback Tom Brady was masterful on the second series, going 7-of-8 (87.5 percent) for 65 yards (8.1 YPA) and the touchdown pass. Any doubts as to whether he would click with his new receivers were put to bed...

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