DEFENSIVE SCORES- Neither the Commanders nor the Patriots have had a defensive score this season. If I were to guess which team would get one today, I unfortunately would pick Washington. Sure, they just got rid of some defensive players at the trade deadline, but Mac can only go so long before he serves up a score for the opponent.
BAD TURNOVERS- The 2023 Patriots have been the kings of the bad turnover. While he's had a little bit of help, Mac Jones is the King of kings. He not only loves to throw a nice pick 6, he also is quite fond of the 1st down interception, the 1st possession of the half interception, and the end zone interception. Not having a bad turnover is strongly correlated with victory Monday.
25 POINTS- As has been the case for a while now, if the Patriots score 25 points they will be in position to win. This season they have scored 25 or more points a whole "one time". The Commanders have allowed opponents to go over 25 points 5 times this season.
SPECIAL TEAMS- We are due for a big play on special teams. Hopefully, we don't cancel it out with a poor play of our own. I have a little bit of ESP kicking in right now that tells me there will be a special teams touchdown today. Which team? I'm not that good.