Two years removed from their first Super Bowl win the Patriots were ready to begin their quest for the Lombardi once again. This time though without one of the players on the team that everyone around New England seemed to love.
Best week of the year! 12/14 correct straight up picks, and 3/3 on spreads. See! I do know what I’m talking about! It helps that the Dolphins, Bengals, Jets and Redskins always lose, and the Pats and 49ers always win. This week should be a challenge with some high powered matchups, including what might possibly be the best Sunday Night matchup of the year.
Would Tom Brady ever leave the New England Patriots for another team? Adam Schefter was adamant this will be Tom Brady’s last year in New England.
Now we’re cooking! A nice 10-4 week to build some momentum as I aim to hit 100 in the next 3 weeks! The NFL playoff picture is beginning to take shape, and preseason contenders are going into panic mode. Check out my Week 8 predictions below, along with 3 spreads I like this week.
Gardner Minshew II aka (Mustache or Jockstrap King) has been a nice surprise for the Jaguars this year after they lost Nick Foles a few minutes into what was going to be an exciting season for the once promising Jacksonville Jaguars. A broken clavicle and Jalen Ramsey trade has the Jaguars sitting at 3-4 and probably out the playoff picture in the AFC.
The NFL has injury problems every season. This season, the injury bug has already hit NFL superstars like Drew Brees, Ben Roethlisberger, Cam Newton, and Saquon Barkley, and mental injury has hit Antonio Brown like an 18 wheeler. However, Thursday night football has led to many more issues this year, culminating in the injury of reigning MVP and All-Pro quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
There's clearly a problem with the Patriots offense… at least, Tom Brady seems to think so. After last Thursday’s win over the New York Giants, a game in which the Patriots had their second highest scoring output of the season, Brady made waves throughout New England with his response to a question asking for his feelings on the Patriots offense.
This has been a strange NFL season. All the quarterbacks are hurt, top teams are struggling, there was that whole Antonio Brown thing, and the refs suck (that’s not so strange). All that is really throwing off my picks so far, but hey, 65% isn’t half bad. With some easy matchups this week, I think this is the week I break 12 wins. As a bonus, I’m going to be introducing some bonus content this week.
The New England Patriots moved to 6-0 last week after a win against the Giants, but unfortunately, the health of the roster continues to be an issue. With Matt Lacosse, Jakob Johnson and Josh Gordon getting hurt in the game, the list of injured players for the Patriots only got longer and the team was left with more question marks at certain positions than before. These multitude of injuries have already massively impacted things for the Patriots this season and will they continue to drastically change how the roster is managed as the season progresses.
Going in to the 2001 season the Patriots fans had rather low expectations of the team. They had gone 5-11 the year before and fans were starting to wonder if trading for Belichick was good move. The year 2001 was galvanizing not only for the Patriots as a team but America as a nation.