The New England Patriots entered their bye week on a low note after getting blown out 34-10 by the Tennessee Titans. The team showed weaknesses in all three phases of the football — but we will concentrate on just one today: the offense, a unit that scored a mere 10 points against the Titans. While Sunday’s performance was among the Patriots offense’s worst this season it should distort our overall image of the group.
After all, the team still ranks top-10 in the NFL despite its slow start to the season and forgettable game in Tennessee: only eight offenses score more points per game than the Patriots’ 25.9. Meanwhile, they are above average in most other statistics whether it comes to rushing, passing, or efficiency. The unit’s main problems through the first 10 weeks of the season are turnovers — even though this appears to be fixed — and inconsistency.
When New England’s offense struggles, it struggles big time and the game against the Titans is a perfect example for that. However, the group has also shown its massive potential earlier this year: between weeks four and seven, the offense was arguably the best in football. A productive running game paired with a passing attack that integrated Josh Gordon and Julian Edelman led to the offense averaging 37.5 points.
Of course, the question is whether this four-game is an outlier or recent performances like the ones in Tennessee and Buffalo are. Ultimately, it is probably neither of those things as the truth lies somewhere in the middle: the offense led by quarterback Tom Brady undoubtably has the talent to produce like one of the best in the league — all it needs to do is get everybody healthy and on the same page again.
With all that in mind, how would you grade the unit after 10 weeks? Let us know below!
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