After 14 minutes of miserable football Thursday night, it looked like the Patriots were going to be right back in the game with a pick 6 by rookie Myles Bryant. A quick review took the points off the board and put the offense on the field. What happened 3 plays later was not what any New England fan wanted to see. Instead of it becoming a one score game, the Patriots were down 17-0. This got me thinking (again), "How often do we not score after a takeaway?"
If the Patriots want to keep their playoff hopes alive, they need to enter halftime with the lead. Since 2017 the Rams are 33-0 when leading at the half at home.
The Chargers are better than their 3 and 8 record. Their biggest loss came last week against the Bills when they lost by 10. Other losses were as follows: Chiefs (3), Panthers (5), Bucs (7), Saints (3), Broncos (1), Raiders (5), and Dolphins (8).
At this point last season the Patriots were 9-1. Many people felt that record wasn't very accurate for how the team was playing.
So you have the NFL's second best rushing offense playing against the worst rushing defense. First and one, you have to figure that they'll run, right? Not so fast with Josh McDaniels calling the plays.
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