After a week of trying to figure out how to work with his new weapons, quarterback Tom Brady is now officially on fire as he threw five touchdowns last week in their second win of the season.
After the game, Newton got up and left his postgame press conference following six questions after giving one sentence answers, not handling the loss with any class at all. Instead, they were easily defeated by New Orleans 34-13 to fall to 2-1. Carolina's lackluster secondary was put on full display last week, and it is a no-brainer that Brady will look to do the same.
But this 2017 Patriots team lost once at home, to Kansas City, and has a defense that ranks at the bottom of the league. "So this year we're proving to people that we're a different team".
"I see what's going on, and it's not happening the way I want it to happen", Newton said. He can serve as a satisfactory flex in deep leagues, or an occasional substitute for players injured or on a bye week, but don't expect weekly elite production. With the short week ahead (they're at Tampa next Thursday), and not much hype going into this game, the No. 1 concern for me isn't to fix the immediate holes on the defense - it's just to win and stay healthy. Fortunately football games are still played on grass, not paper.
Said Munnerlyn: "That's my owner". "They feed off their home crowd and they play together as one unit". "It's not an end-all for us, by no means".
Convince me that I'm wrong, please. Last week, he rallied his team to a victory against Houston in the final minute, proving he still has what it takes to beat a good defense in crunch time.
Rex Burkhead (ribs) was the only Patriot not to practice. Greg Olsen is out for the season with a broken foot, Kelvin Benjamin is nursing a knee injury, and the team traded Ted Ginn Jr. to the Saints in the offseason. It's a point he could easily make again Sunday against the struggling Patriots defense.
But linebacker Luke Kuechly, who has a team-best 25 tackles, said they can't ignore the versatility of New England' run game. He couldn't pass to his teammates until training camp started, and even then, he had to stop throwing for an extended period because of shoulder soreness. New England, by comparison, has scored 12 touchdowns. "Get right" or get ready for another week of questions wondering why. "I think there's been some things you can pin on him learning and growing in the system". Trump said owners who see players kneel should say "Get those sons of bitches off the field". I wish we could do that.
Hightower sacked the Carolina Panthers quarterback on a third-and-5 snap from the Carolina 26-yard line with about 7:30 left in the game. The running game was nonexistent against Houston and I don't think it gets any easier against the Panthers' front.