Back in week 2, the New England Patriots held a three-touchdown lead against the Buffalo Bills heading into the fourth quarter, only to watch it trickle away thanks to some questionable offensive play calling, that including some headscratching deep throws that just couldn't connect.
The Patriots followed that up with a 51-17 decimation of the Jacksonville Jaguars in week 3, where quarterback Tom Brady played the full game, scoring on every single drive, and capping the game off with a 10-minute touchdown drive in the fourth quarter.
Well, that's Brady's goal this week against the Philadelphia Eagles. Sorry, Philly.
One week after letting a two-touchdown lead against the Denver Broncos slip away in the fourth quarter, on the back of some bizarre deep throws to Brandon LaFell and Scott Chandler, the Eagles are about to feel the wrath of the Angry Bradys.
"Playing for 60 minutes against good opponents," Brady said on Wednesday. "You have to do that. So this week, you can't just play 45 good minutes or 30 good minutes. Some weeks you get away with it and I'd say you get lucky. Most of the time you've got to play to the end and hope that you play with concentration, that you play with all the energy, and focus all the way until the game ends.
"If you don't, then one play changes games, and that was just one of those situations last week where we didn't play as well as we would've liked to for 60 minutes. We get an opportunity this week to do that."
Now I'm not going to say that the Patriots are going to post 51 points against the Eagles, but let's also say that this isn't out of the question. The Eagles have allowed 45 points in back-to-back games to the Buccaneers and the Lions, forcing just three punts on a combined 17 drives before garbage time.
If the Patriots are going to find their offensive mojo, and if tight end Scott Chandler and running back LeGarrette Blount are going to shake off whatever monkeys are on their backs, it will happen this week against the Eagles.
60 minutes. I don't envy the Eagles.