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How confident are you in the direction of the team?
Last week: 90 percent confidence
The overall confidence in the Patriots has dropped a few percentage points, but it’s pretty darn close to what it was last week. The drops make sense, too- Jeremy Hill is out of the year and Chris Hogan didn’t bother to show up against the Texans, while the defense really struggled against the run.
A win against the Jaguars- a convincing one- should help confidence in the team.
Will the Patriots win or lose in Week 2?
Odds: Patriots are 1.5-point favorites
Pats Pulpit FanPulse: Patriots by 6
Big Cat Country FanPulse: Jaguars by 3
This is a pretty big split of 9 points and I think it’s interesting that each team is 4.5-points away from the betting line. Does that mean homerism is worth 4.5-points to Vegas? Or is this insight into how much confidence fans have in their teams?
What do you think?
Other than QB, what is most valuable to an NFL offense?
Trent Brown was outstanding for the Patriots in his first game and hopefully he can continue to play at a high level. He was the biggest question mark for the offensive line heading into this year (Marcus Cannon’s injury aside) and he gave a strong answer.
Brown held his own against Jadeveon Clowney and Whitney Mercilus and won’t get a breather against the Jaguars with Yannick Ngakoue and Calais Campbell. Best of luck, Trent!