If you've been having that sick feeling that there is going to be a holding penalty every time the Patriots have a big offensive gain. You aren't alone. Here's a look at all of the offensive holding calls that have gone against the Patriots this season. All of the screen shots come from NFL Penalties.
This pie chart shows you the results of all of the Patriots' opponents' drives not including those which were at the end of a half or game. You know you wanted this information, but didn't want to figure it out.
The weather forecast and players who are available to play do not change the fact that the Patriots and Bills are very evenly matched in pretty every category. Sure, the Bills depend more on the play of their quarterback since he throws more often and is the team's second leading rusher, but big picture, they are very even. Below are the things the Patriots need to do to secure a victory.
Way too many times this season, it's appeared to be a perfect time for a quarterback sneak and yet the Patriots run some play out of shotgun formation. Not being able to stop wondering about what the Patriots have been doing in short yardage, I made a spreadsheet using all of this season's play by play data from ESPN.com. Since it wouldn't be useful, I pulled out all plays where Hoyer was under center. Here are some of my findings.
After having a nice bye week sitting atop the AFC, the Patriots are back to needing another road victory to get back on top of the conference. While tonight's game will not be an easy task, I feel that it is once again up to the Patriots to not lose the game. Read on for specifics.
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