The New England Patriots are en route to the playoffs. After clinching their division, the AFC East they earned themselves a front row seat. It gets much better than just an advancement for the Patriots.
On top of that they will be entering the postseason on a high note. They will be carrying some momentum, and that could turn out to be key in postseason play. Last year the Patriots had a strong start but they slowed down towards the end of the year.
Their team was hit hard in the injury department. New England was hot through most of the season but injury starting doing its damage. They dropped a few of their final games of the regular season. Although they had already earned a position in the playoffs at that point the Patriots did not enter with a healthy team.
In 2016, the Patriots will be hitting the playoffs by storm. They have a team in good health, for the most part. In addition to that the Patriots will have momentum, and a lot of it. They have not slowed down a beat.
New England went 3-1 while Brady served his suspension. Since Brady has returned they have only lost one game, and are wrapping up their season with a record of 14-2 and as the top seed of the AFC East. They have the most wins in all of the AFC.
Tom Brady and New England have put together seven consecutive wins. Their most recent came today against the Dolphins. Miami may be the Patriots closest competitor in the division, trailing behind them as the second place team of the AFC East, but the Patriots made them look like little competition at all today.
The odds were in the Patriots favor before the game started. When it did start, bad things happened to the Dolphins. New England struck early, and ended up handing the Dolphins a 27-14 loss. Miami has given the Patriots trouble in the past but today would not be one of those days. New England’s offense responded loudly, sending a message to the Dolphins, and their future opponents that they are hungry for a championship.
Their win was complimented by a signature 77-yard touchdown run by Edelman, according to NFL. Down the stretch the New England Patriots have remained consistent. Following their win today, Tom Brady now has the highest single-season TD-INT ratio in NFL history, and the Patriots have clinched home-field advantage. All and all they will be heading to the postseason with some serious confidence.
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Commentary by Cody Macleod